Joined: 17 May 2005 Posts: 8889 Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:05 pm Post subject: Mi Hyun Kim to Retire following Hana Bank
Today in the Korean news they are reporting that Mi Hyun Kim will appear via a sponsor's invite at this year's Ha Na Bank Championship -- and that she will retire after that.
Apparently she has suffered from a severe left ankle injury that hasn't healed. It was caused by the pressure put on it due to her massive overswing. She needed to get a doctor's permission to play the event, so it doesn't sound like she will be playing too well. But she wanted to play one final event before bowing out.
So long, Super Peanut! With you and Grace both retiring, this really is the end of an era. But she should be proud that she has helped create this incredible Korean golf boom. In fact, she intends to continue to teach juniors and foster growth in the game through her Mi Hyun Kim golf centers in South Korea. _________________ Celebrating the Korean players on the LPGA
...plus, if I made any mistakes, I'm sure Seoul Sister fans will point them out (and please do, I would hate my tribute piece to Peanut to have false information) _________________ Don't fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Joined: 18 May 2005 Posts: 793 Location: United States
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:18 pm Post subject:
I haven't been on here in years!
I was incredibly saddened to hear Mi Hyun was retiring, but I'm glad to hear she seems to be alright with it.
Mi Hyun and Grace retiring? I must be getting old... _________________ “I might not be competing as a professional golfer, but I realize over the past 20 years that I did it because I love this game.” - Grace Park
"It's scary to think what I am capable of." - Inbee Park
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