2010 Tools of a Champion - Yani Tseng

Yani Tseng Opens Her Bag

After making an eagle on the second hole during the final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Yani Tseng never looked back. The 21-year old LPGA star notched her second career major victory on the famed Dinah Shore Course at Mission Hills Country Club. She followed up the win by making the ceremonial leap into Poppie's Pond with her mother and a few close friends, while caddy Dave Poitevent belly-flopped his way into the water. When asked what she was thinking while jumping into the pond, Tseng said, "I said to my caddy - Wait, I don't know how to swim! Can you help me?" Following the brigade of photographers and TV cameras, Tseng made her way across the bridge on 18 for her winner's press conference. Still chilled from her plunge and dressed in a white terry robe, Tseng answered a bevy of questions from print media until an earthquake - later reported to be centered in Baja and to have reached 6.9 on the Richter Scale - interrupted the atmosphere. Tseng jokingly made a protective reach for her trophy on the table beside her, but the room settled down shortly after.

Since her last major win at the 2008 McDonalds LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola, Tseng has worked hard to improve her course management, enlisting the help of a new teacher, a new caddy, as well as her idol - LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam. Said Tseng during today's press conference: "I really want to thank Annika Sorenstam because she came to my house and we sat down and talked about two hours, and she helped me a lot about my game, about the mental, and she told me to go step-by-step…When you get inside the ropes you just want to have fun and play golf, and you don't want to think about too much." Perhaps the talk was not the only rub of luck for Tseng. Last year, the first-time home buyer bought Annika's house in the Lake Nona community of Orlando, Florida. "'I feel like there's a lot of magic in this one,''' Tseng said after the purchase a year ago this month. It looks like that magic followed her down the fairway this Easter Sunday.


Yani Tseng's bag at the Kraft Nabisco Championship 2010
Driver Adams Speedline 9032LS (Fujikura Motore F1), 9.5 degrees
3-wood Adams Speedline, 14 degrees
Hybrid Clubs Adams a7, (19, 22 degrees)
Irons (4-PW) Adams Idea Tech A4 Tour
Wedges Callaway X Tour (52, 58 degrees)
Putter Taylor Made Rossa Daytona
Ball Titleist Pro V1x

Topics: Tools of a Champion, Tseng, Yani, ANA Inspiration

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