So Yeon Ryu goes into the LPGA Tour’s second major on quite a roll.
By winning last week in Arkansas, the 26-year-old Ryu became the first player to win multiple times on the LPGA Tour this year. It also was enough for the South Korean to rise to No. 1 in the world. And now she has a chance to become only the fourth woman in the last 50 years to capture the first two legs of the Grand Slam.
Winning the first one this year wasn’t easy. In a major moment hard to forget, Lexi Thompson was penalized four shots in the final round for improperly marking her golf ball (two shots) and signing an incorrect scorecard (it happened on Saturday and the LPGA Tour was made aware by a TV viewer on Sunday). Ryu won with a birdie on the first playoff hole at the ANA Inspiration.
Next up is the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Olympia Fields, which last hosted a…