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Chasing a Dream
Yani Tseng reminisces about childhood dreams
By Katie Ann Robinson
It was July 2002. Juli Inkster was right on track to win the 57th U.S. Women’s Open at the Prairie Dunes Golf Club in Hutchinson, KS.
And 13-year-old Yani Tseng was watching in awe.
“It was very exciting because you get free ticket, free hot dog and free drinks when you get in there. I bought a flag so on the 18th hole I was getting all the player’s signatures,” said Tseng of her memories from watching her first LPGA tournament.
Golf advisor Ernie Huang had taken a handful of Taiwanese golfers to the tournament and while watching the players Tseng found a whole new confidence in her golf game that may have started her push to become the World’s greatest golfer.
“After I had seen a couple days I told Ernie I say ‘I think I can beat some of these players’ but I was only 13,” Tseng says. “I didn't know this is the biggest tournament in golf and I didn’t know what you needed to shoot to qualify for this tournament. So after I said this Ernie started looking online to look at how I can get into playing the U.S. Open.” More>>
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