Annabel Rolley Announces New Gig After Leaving Golf Channel

You've probably noticed that Annabel Rolley hasn't appeared on the Golf Channel in a while. Alas, it's true: Rolley and the Golf Channel have parted ways. That's disappointing - Annabel is one of the most knowledgeable, personable and watchable people in golf.

But the good news is she has a new gig working with the Australian edition of Golf Digest. Annabel announced it in an Instagram post a few days ago, writing:

"Proud to announce I will now be writing for Golf Digest and will be creating video content for them regularly."

You can follow Rolley (@annabelrolleygolf) or the Aussie GD (@australiangolfdigest) on Instagram to keep up with her new efforts.

Annabel last appeared on the Golf Channel in December. Afterward she headed back home to Australia and we've been keeping up with her on social media since then. Some of her posts include short instructional clips, for example:

What happened with the Golf Channel? What, unfortunately, happens all the time in TV: The end of a contract, the end of a relationship. Very surprising in Rolley's case, given her popularity and profile - given her name, and given that face.

But Annabel is not looking back.

"That's TV ... I have no hard feelings," she told Golf Babes. "I still have a good relationship with them."

And what about her new gig with Australian Golf Digest - could we see her in the U.S. edition and other international editions, too? I'll be surprised if that doesn't eventually happen. Golf Digest would be crazy not to put Rolley in every edition it can. But her deal, for now, is only with her home country's edition. So we'll have to wait and see.

Regardless, there's no doubt Annabel will do a great job in print and on video in her new role. And now we all know where to find her again.

Read Australian Golf Digest's announcement for more info about what Annabel will be doing for them.

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Ariya Jutanugarn's First LPGA Win

Ariya Jutanugarn is a first-time winner on the LPGA Tour after claiming victory at the 2016 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

The win probably came a little later than it should have, which is a little odd to say about a 20-year-old. But Ariya's career was set back by an injury she suffered at the 2013 LPGA Championship.

At the 2016 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Alabama, Jutanugarn began the final round with a 3-stroke lead. She ended it with a 1-stroke win over runners-up Morgan Pressel, Stacy Lewis and Amy Yang. Here's something I was surprised by: Jutanugarn is the LPGA's first-ever winner from Thailand.

Jutanugarn first gained notice at the tender age of 11 when she made it through a qualifier to play in the 2007 Honda LPGA Thailand. Ariya and her sister Moriya moved to the United States to play on the AJGA junior circuit, and Ariya was the Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012.

She turned pro at the end of 2012 and joined the Ladies European Tour as a rookie for the 2013 season. And she gave plenty of indication of victories to come early that year. Playing in the Honda LPGA Thailand, Ariya finished second to Inbee Park. At the next tournament, the HSBC Women's Champions, she was fourth. Those were both LPGA events. Back on the LET, Ariya recorded her first win as a pro golfer at the Lalla Meryem Cup.

Then the injury interfered. It was a shoulder injury she suffered chasing after her sister with a water bottle, hijinks that turned painful when Ariya slipped and fell down an incline.

It's pretty clear now that she is all the way back. And it should be pretty clear that this was just the first of what will be more wins for Ariya Jutanugarn.

Jenny Shin

For several years, Jenny Shin was one of the LPGA golfers you watched play and thought, "This woman is a sure-fire winner." And, sure enough, today Jenny earned her first career LPGA victory at the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout.

Shin closed with a round of 67, following earlier rounds of 68, 70 and 65, to finish at 14-under 270. That was good for the 2-stroke win over M.J. Hur, Gerina Piller and Amy Yang.

Jenny was born in South Korea, but her family moved to California when she was still single-digits in age. When she was 10, Shin won the Los Angeles City Championship, and when she was 13 she won the USGA's US Girls Amateur.

After more amateur success playing the AJGA circuit, Jenny turned pro in 2010. That year she won once on the Duramed Futures Tour and finished the season with three Top 10s in her final four starts, vaulting to No. 4 on the money list. And with that, at age 18, Shin headed to the LPGA Tour for her 2011 rookie season.

In 2011, Jenny had two Top 10s in that rookie season; in 2012, she increased her Top 10s to five and finished 30th on the money list.

After a brief slippage in 2013, Shin moved up to 21st on the money in 2014 and was 26th in 2015. But her best finish remained a third-place recorded in 2014.

Until the 2016 VOA Texas Shootout, and win No. 1. After several years of consistently good play - after several years of observers thinking, "no doubt she's going to win" - Jenny has that victory. "Win" rhymes with "Shin," after all.