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So Yeon Ryu: 2012 in Pictures

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So Yeon Ryu, of South Korea, reacts to missing her putt on the 16th hole during second round match against Mina Harigae in the LPGA Sybase Match Play Championship golf competition at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, N.J., Friday, May 18, 2012. Ryu won 3 and 2.

So Yeon Ryu, of South Korea, watches her tee shot on the second hole during final round play in the Navistar LPGA Classic golf tournament, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Prattville, Ala.
So Yeon Ryu of South Korea plays on the thirteenth hole during the second round of the Evian Masters women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Friday, July 27, 2012.
So Yeon Ryu, of South Korea, hits from the 17th bunker during the second round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship golf tournament, Friday, March 30, 2012, in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
So Yeon Ryu, of South Korea, reacts to missing her putt on the 16th hole during second round match against Mina Harigae in the LPGA Sybase Match Play Championship golf competition at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, N.J., Friday, May 18, 2012. Ryu won 3 and 2.
So Yeon Ryu, of South Korea, hits from a trap on the 18th hole during a fourth round match against Vicky Hurst in the LPGA Sybase Match Play Championship golf competition at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, N.J., Saturday, May 19, 2012. Hurst won 2-up.
So Yeon Ryu, of South Korea, tees off the sixth hole during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament on Friday, July 6, 2012, in Kohler, Wis.
So Yeon Ryu of South Korea adjusts her sun glasses on the thirteenth hole during the second round of the Evian Masters women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Friday, July 27, 2012.
So Yeon Ryu, from South Korea, lines up her putt on nine during the final round of the LPGA Safeway Classic golf tournament in North Plains, Ore., Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.
Steffi Yo, 16, center left, of Tampa, Fla., takes a picture with golfer So Yeon Ryu, as others clamor for autographs at the Twin Eagles Club Eagle Course, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Naples, Fla. Na Yeon Choi, of South Korea, won the tournament. She closed with two pars for a 2-under 70 and a two-shot victory over Ryu.
So Yeon Ryu, from South Korea, tees off on hole nine during the final round of the LPGA Safeway Classic golf tournament in North Plains, Ore., Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.
So Yeon Ryu of South Korea receives the check from Jamie Farr after winning the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. Ryu rode a string of six straight birdies in the middle of her round to a 9-under 62 and a seven-stroke victory.
Mika Miyazato, from Okinawa, Japan, right, is hugged by fellow golfer So Yeon Ryu, from South Korea, after winning the final round of the LPGA Safeway Classic golf tournament in North Plains, Ore., Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. Miyazato won her first LPGA tournament with a score of 13-under-par 203.
So Yeon Ryu of South Korea prepares to play on the fifth hole during the third round of the Evian Masters women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Saturday, July 28, 2012.
So Yeon Ryu of South Korea hugs her caddie Tom Watson after winning the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. Ryu rode a string of six straight birdies in the middle of her round to a 9-under 62 and a seven-stroke victory.
So Yeon Ryu of South Korea watches her drive from the eighth tee during first round play in the Navistar LPGA Classic golf tournament, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Prattville, Ala.