The two-time Major champion made an amazing gesture after she won the Korean Women's Open.


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Korean golfer So Yeon Ryu has donated her entire prize money from the Korean Women’s Open - around £170,000 - to coronavirus relief aid.

The KLPGA player made this incredible gesture after she shot 12 under par at the event at Bears Best Cheongna Golf Club, about 25 miles west of the South Korean capital Seoul.

Once the number 1 player in the world, it was the first time the 29-year-old had competed since the LPGA shut down in February.

Speaking to Korean Golf News after she announced her decision she said:

"All the competitions KLPGA golfers are currently playing are like a bonus for us. We only have to come and hit the ball, but a lot of people are continuing to struggle. This donation is going towards funding Covid-19 recovery."

This isn’t the first time the golfer has shown amazing generosity either...

According to a report by Golf Channel’s Randall Mell, Ryu donated about a third of her prize money to a local food pantry after she won the 2018 LPGA Meijer Classic and after finishing as a runner-up in the 2019 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, she donated half of her earnings to fighting the country's wildfires.

Well done So Yeon Ryu! You’re an example to us all.

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