So Yeon Ryu knows that to win any professional golf tournament you need to give yourself chances, then cash in on them. And that proved to be the winning formula for her at the Meijer Classic on Sunday.
Ryu started off with an approach to about 12 feet on the first hole at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Mich., and made it for birdie, then followed with solid approach shots and putts for birdies on Nos. 3 and 7 before knocking it tight on the par-3 12th hole for another birdie. Then came the clincher, an iron to about 15 feet on No. 17 and another conversion to provide a two-shot cushion.
Ryu hit those shots with her Honma TW 737 V irons and the putts with a Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport 2 that she put into play at the U.S. Women’s Open. “My putting turned out to be really great,” she said, later adding, “Today I was in my zone.”
What So Yeon Ryu had in the bag at the Meijer Classic:
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: Honma TW 727 455, 10.5 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade M2, 15 degrees
5-wood: Honma TW 737, 18 degrees
Hybrids: Honma TW 727 (21, 24 degrees)
Irons (6-PW): Honma TW 737 V
Wedges: Honma TW-W (50, 54 degrees); Titleist Vokey SM7 (58 degrees)