Ji-yai Shin to focus on JLPGA in 2014

Ji-yai Shin to focus on JLPGA in 2014

The multi-continent grind is too much for former world No. 1 Ji-yai Shin.

Shin will be focusing on the Japan LPGA Tour in 2014, according to a Yonhap report. Shin's representation at Sema Sports Marketing says the fatigue from splitting time between both tours has proven too much.

Shin will maintain LPGA membership in 2014, playing the minimum 12 events to keep status.

The current world No. 15 made 2009 her official rookie season on the LPGA Tour, starting 25 times. This season, Shin played 20 times, winning once, in her first start of the season at the Women's Australian Open.

In her LPGA career, Shin has made more than $6 million with 11 wins, including a pair of major championships.

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