Defending champion Jiyai Shin will play in P&G NW Arkansas Championship

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - Top-ranked Jiyai Shin will defend her

championship at September's P&G NW Arkansas Championship on the

LPGA Tour.

The tournament announced Tuesday that Shin would be entered in

the field Sept. 10-12 at Pinnacle Country Club. Shin, of South

Korea, won the Evian Masters last weekend to reclaim the top spot

in the world ranking.

Shin took the 2009 championship at Pinnacle in a playoff.

The NW Arkansas Championship is presented by Wal-Mart.