Shin happy to shine at Hoylake
The 2012 Women's British Open at Hoylake will be remembered for the awful weather - but Jiyai Shin was still revelling in her nine-stroke win.
The South Korean's success was the second biggest margin ever in the event.
It was an historic triumph too. For the first time Asian women have won all four majors in one season.
That also makes it seven in a row for them. The run was started by Taiwan's world number one Yani Tseng last year and continued by four different Koreans and also China's Shanshan Feng.
Eight of the world's top 10 women golfers are Asian, a remarkable situation when you think that there is not one in the men's top 35 and only one major winner ever - Korean YE Yang at the 2009 US PGA Championship.
Shin has been part of the success story for a while. She also won the British Open at Sunningdale in 2008, but this victory came less than four months after she had surgery to remove a broken bone in the palm of her left hand.
It was also her second win in seven days. Last Monday she beat American Paula Creamer after a nine-hole play-off in Virginia.
Everybody who survived the cut had to play 36 holes on Sunday following Friday's wipe-out and 24-year-old Shin said: "It was a long, long, very tough day and I just focused on each single shot.
"Before I thought my skill was not good for links, but finally I have great tempo in my swing and I think this course was made for me.
"After last week I had great confidence and I have great memories of this tournament."
Compatriot Inbee Park was second on level par and Creamer third after playing the final four holes in four under with an eagle and two birdies.
There can be few majors which finished with such a small crowd watching, but it was 7.15pm by then and most of the fans had been driven away by the weather.