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.
“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.