Eunjung Yi started playing golf at the age
of 14. Her most notable amateur success came when she won
the 2005 US Women's Pub Links Championship. She turned pro
in 2006 and competed on the Futures Tour the next two years.
She never won there, but did manage a second place finish
Yi earned non-exempt status at 2007 Q-School,
finishing tied for 25th. In 2008, she played quite a few events
for a conditional player, her best finish coming at the Safeway
Classic in August, a tie for 11th. She would not make enough
to earn exempt status, however, and would return to Q School
in December. She failed to improve her situation there, and
would thus again only have limited status for the 2009 season.
By and large, Yi had a so so season in 2009,
with one glaring exception. At the Jamie Farr Owens Corning
Classic, she was a woman on a mission. In round 3, she shot
a 61, one of the best scores ever achieved by a Korean. She
struggled a bit more in round 4, and was unable to birdie
one of the final two par 5s. As a result, she ended up in
a playoff with Morgan Pressel. But if she was nervous, it
didn't show: she won that playoff for her first career win!
2010 was a far weaker year for Yi. Her best
finish was a tie for 21st early in the year. She did not make
enough money to finish in the top 90, but fortunately, thanks
to her win, still maintained full status on tour for 2011.
In 2011, Yi played a few events, but none
after June. She continued to maintain status on tour due to
a medical exemption, so presumably she was injured sometime
after her final appearance of the year.
Yi played in just four events in 2012, missing
the cut in all four. She still maintains a very low standing
on tour thanks to her previous Farr win.
She played three events in 2013, but again
missed the cut all three times. She also played two Symetra
tour events, but only made one cut and earned just $336. She
also missed the cut at LPGA Q-School, and thus retains marginal
status for 2014.
Yi only played one event in 2014, the Kraft
Nabisco, and missed the cut.