ANA winner Ryu takes Annika Major Award

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So Yeon Ryu claimed the Rolex Annika Major Award on Sunday as the best overall performer in the LPGA’s five major championships this year.

Ryu won the points-based award named for Annika Sorenstam by winning the ANA Inspiration at year’s start, then going T-14 at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, T-3 at the U.S. Women’s Open, T-43 at the Ricoh Women’s British Open and T-40 at the Evian Championship.

Ryu finished with 78 points, 10 more than Anna Nordqvist.


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“I'm so honored to have this award, especially with it named after one of the greatest women golfers in our golf history,” Ryu said. “Major Award is always a tough challenge, and I feel like if I play well at the major tournaments, my game is just top of the world.”

Here’s the final Rolex Annika Major Award standings:

1 So Yeon Ryu, 78.

2 Anna Nordqvist, 68.

3 In-Kyung Kim, 62.

4 Danielle Kang, 60.

5 Sung Hyun Park, 60.

Points were awarded for top-10 finishes in majors, with 60 points for first place, 24 points for second, 18 for third, with points awarded down to 2 for 10th place.