As we spotlight a new player each week we will provide an in depth look into her life on and off the course. This week be sure to read the buzz all about Yani Tseng and get to know her.
Slow climb back for Yani Tseng at Canadian Women’s Open in Edmonton
With about 100 yards left in what was shaping up to be her best round in almost two years, Yani Tseng walked up to the drive she had just crushed and laughed out loud.
It wasn’t just sitting in a divot, but as deep and ghastly a divot as you’ll ever see on a course.
It’s been that kind of year.
After spending 109 weeks as World No.1, Tseng’s been on a slow and painful decline that saw her post just one top 20 in the last eight months and miss four straight cuts coming into Edmonton. Read More>>
Yani Tseng: Bouncing back to No. 1?
In 2011, Yani Tseng surprised the world with a feat that neither Tiger Woods nor Jack Nickalus could accomplish. On August 1, aged 22, the Taiwanese became the youngest golfer to win five major championships.
Nini, as her friends call her, has two Women's British Open, two LPGA Championship and one Kraft Nabisco Championship trophies in a special case set at her Lake Nona home, which she bought from her long-time idol Annika Sorenstam. Read More>>
Yani Tseng takes Safeway Classic lead
Yani Tseng moved into position to end a long victory drought, shooting a 9-under 63 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA's Safeway Classic.
Tseng, the 24-year-old Taiwanese who has 15 LPGA Tour titles and had a 109-week run at No. 1 in the world ranking, is winless in 36 events since the Kia Classic in March 2012. She has tumbled to No. 15 in the world and missed cuts in the four of her last five tournaments. Read More>>
Is Inbee Park or Yani Tseng Having a More Surprising Year?
While Inbee Park won her third consecutive major championship of the year at the U.S. Women’s Open, former No. 1 Yani Tseng missed the cut at Sebonack and continues to struggle.
This was Park’s second U.S. Women’s Open title and her fourth career major victory. Tseng won five women’s majors in a span of three years, but has not won a major since the 2011 Women’s British Open. Read More>>
Yani Tseng still believes she can be No. 1
Considering the big story at the U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack is Inbee Park's pursuit of the Grand Slam after winning the first two majors of the season, Yani Tseng suddenly seems like old news at the ripe old age of 24. Yet Tseng's 109-week run as No. 1 -- second-longest in the seven-year history of the Rolex Rankings behind Lorena Ochoa's 158 weeks -- just ended on March 24.
Taiwan's Tseng was replaced for four weeks by American Stacy Lewis, who gave way to Park for the past 11 weeks. Asked about Park's ascendance, Tseng smiled Tuesday and told an amusing story about beating Park in the USGA Public Links only to have Park's coach tell her, "Yani, you need to work on your putting. You can be a great player." Read More>>