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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: Sometimes there is no option but to get down on your knees.. #golf #instruct…

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 20…

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 t…