Pros advice

Ryu is “living the dream” as new World No.1

So Yeon Ryu didn’t even know she was the new World No.1 when she lifted the trophy on Sunday after winning the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, but now says she’s living her dream.

On Tuesday, Ryu said she was surprised by the news during a celebration dinner later that Sunday night alongside Inbee Park and a host of other friends at a local steakhouse.

And it was fellow golfer Marina Alex who eventually delivered the news to Ryu around the table as they enjoyed their meals.

“I’m living the dream,” Ryu said from the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. “I still cannot believe it. I was No. 3 and thought I was kind of far away.”

Ryu’s terrific iron play once again came to the fore, and now she hopes it will help her achieve back-to-back major victories when she heads into Olympia Fields this week.

“Compared to the last two years, the rough’s length, I kind of hate to say this, is the easiest,” Ryu said of her three starts in the Women’s PGA Championship.

While Ryu is honoured to be World No. 1, she said her focus is on winning her third different major. She won the US Women’s Open in 2011 and wants to claim the career Grand Slam.

“That’s the goal I really want to achieve,” Ryu said.

Keep up to date with all the latest news & videos
Latest News
  • AG News: Golf’s new rules 2019 – what’s coming in?

    It’s all go for January after the R&A and USGA published their finalised Rules of Golf. So what’s coming in? Steve Carroll outlines the changes.
    Read more

  • AG News: Magnificent McIlroy wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

    Rory McIlroy was at his unstoppable best as he landed the Arnold Palmer Invitational while there was another Sunday charge from you know who...
    Read more

  • AG News: WITB: Rory McIlroy - Arnold Palmer Invitational

    Check out the clubs Rory McIlroy used to land his first win since signing with TaylorMade in May 2017...
    Read more

More news
 View More Button