LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan, Na Yeon Choi, LPGA Foundation President Carol Corcoran
Na Yeon Choi announced on the eve of the season-finale LPGA Tour Championship that she will make a donation of $30,000 to LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, a program of the LPGA Foundation. Choi, perhaps better known as “NYC,” wanted to celebrate the realization of her dream to play on the LPGA Tour by giving bck to the community.
NYC is ranked first on the LPGA official money list as of November 29,2010, with approximately $1,8 million in earnings.
Choi is the second LPGA star in less than a month to make voluntary donations. Three weeks ago, In-Kyung Kim donated her $220,00 first-prize earnings at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational to charity. Kim’s big-hearted gesture,was one of the most inspiring stories of the year (which didn’t garner the coverage it deserved because pure goodwill isn’t sexy enough sometimes).