The Long and Short Of It
Is it that Anna Nordqvist is tall, or that Ji-Yai Shin is short?
Answer: It's both! Anna and Ji-Yai pose with their trophies, the low-amateur silver plate for Nordqvist, and championship trophy for Shin, after completion of the 2008 Women's British Open on Sunday.
Shin won 10 times on the KLPGA in 2007, and four times so far this year, plus once in 2008 on the JLPGA. The Women's British Open win counts as her first victory in an LPGA tournament, but at age 20, she'll be winning plenty more. She now has membership in the LPGA Tour, too, and should be playing the LPGA full-time in 2009.
Nordqvist will be entering her junior year at Arizona State University coming up, and may well be the next big Swede on tour. She was runner-up in the British Ladies Amateur in 2006 and 2007 before winning it earlier this year.
(Oh, and Anna is 6-foot, Ji-Yai 5-foot-2.)