W Wants To Know: So Yeon Ryu

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So Yeon Ryu finished runner-up to Inbee Park in the year's first major and figures to be a contender in this week's Women's British Open, where she tied for fifth last year.

In “W Wants to Know,” espnW poses five questions to some of our favorite athletes. This week, LPGA star So Yeon Ryu, the 2012 rookie of the year, checks in before the Women’s British Open and shares some of her secrets.

What do you need to consider your day complete? Pilates. Right after I wake up, I do them, usually just a simple thing, a few minutes. But it’s really good stretching and helps me totally wake up.

What's one thing you will never do? I hate the Viking [carnival ride]. You know the one that sways back and forth? It freaks me out. I am an aggressive player, but I’m scared of a lot of things. Like horror movies, scary rides. No way.

What song best describes your life? I don’t know as many [English] songs as Korean. But my favorite is “My Love" by Westlife. It’s an old song [from 2000], but I still love it.

What is the one thing you really want to do off the field? I want to do a concert with my younger sister. I play piano and violin, and my sister is studying to be a professional violinist. She’s in college with an orchestra.

What is your biggest weakness? I’m pretty much a chocolate addict. That’s why I started Pilates, actually.