Yani Tseng won the P&G NW Arkansas Championship Presented by Walmart at Pinnacle Hills Country Club in Rogers, Ark. Sunday. Tseng fired a final-round, 6-under 65 to finish at 13-under and outlast 54-hole leader Michelle Wie (69) by one shot. Starting the day three back, Tseng went out in 1-under, and it wasn’t until a pep talk at the turn that she really made her charge.
“After 9 holes, I feel like my heart is not fighting, I didn't feel like I really want to win this tournament,” Tseng said. “So after 9 holes, I just wrote a lot of things on my yardage book, like, ‘I can do this.’ Just feel like you really, really want to win this tournament.”
Tseng birdied 11, 12, 14 and 15 to take a one-shot lead. When Wie bogeyed the 16th, the lead went to two before Wie knocked it stiff on the 197-yard, par-3 17th and drained just the sixth birdie of the day there to get back to within one. However, Tseng shut the door with a two-putt birdie from the fringe on the 18th.
Come-From-Behind Queen! Tseng has captured four of her five career LPGA victories by coming from behind. With a final-round 65, Tseng turned a three-stroke deficit into a one-stroke victory Sunday. Earlier this year, she came from one behind with a final-round 68 to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Tseng shot a final-round 67 to win the 2009 Corning LPGA Classic, and she came from four strokes back to win the 2008 LPGA Championship with a final-round 68. She averaged scores of 67 in the final-rounds of her four come-from-behind victories.