Tseng's off season training readies her for Australia

LPGA.com caught up with Yani Tseng for a quick Q&A. Tseng talks about her off-season and what she's looking forward to in Australia.

LPGA: How much time did you take off from golf and what did you do?
I took off about three weeks and just relaxed. I came back to Orlando on Christmas day. I then spent a couple of days in L.A. and I went to Lake Tahoe to ski. I then went to Las Vegas for New Years. That was a lot of fun. There was so many people there. In three days in Las Vegas I watched four shows.

I came back to Orlando on January 1st and rested a couple of days before starting practice. I’ve been working with my coach. We’ve been working on changes with my swing to get it improved and more consistent.

LPGA: Did you set some goals for 2012?
It was hard. I think my new goal is to get stronger. I want my swing to be more consistent. Maybe I can improve my mental status. I’ve been thinking of winning some tournaments and be Rolex Player of the Year. Everybody is working hard every year and they try to achieve Player of the Year so it’s one of my goals. I will continue to work hard on the things I can improve on.

LPGA: How did you keep in shape during the off season?
I’ve been working hard. My trainer is here and my physiotherapist is here. I work out six days a week so I’ve been pretty tired. I can’t wait for the season to start in Australia. I can go make new friends on the Tour.

LPGA: What is the key to playing well at Royal Melbourne?
I watched the President’s Cup and it was so fun. The greens look so tough and I love Melbourne. I love to go back there. We stay in a nice hotel and go site seeing after I play. It’s great fun.

LPGA: What are your favorite things to do while in Australia?
I like to go to the restaurants on the river. We sit outside and have a nice dinner and just watch all the people go through. It’s a beautiful view there.

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