The first thing you might ask is, “Who is Ruixin Liu?” That would be understandable. Liu finished #1 on the LPGA’s Symetra Tour in 2018 and earned her card to the big tour for 2019. Grinding away in a developmental tour in women’s golf is not the best way to achieve immediate fame and fortune, but it’s a necessary step for those wishing to play at the top of the sport. Liu is from China but moved with her family to the United States in 2012 when she was 14 years old. She started playing in China when she was six and immediately became infatuated with the game. The move to Orlando in the U.S. furthered her career, and she is coached by Lake Nona Country Club director of golf Gregor Jamieson, who is a frequent competitor in the USGTF-sponsored United States Professional Hickory Championship held each February. Liu isn’t just about golf, however, as she does equestrian whenever she gets a chance. She loves animals, especially horses and dogs. Undoubtedly, she also loves birds – as in birdies – as well.