Yani Tseng Day: Stories about the Champion

Yani Tseng has won 11 times in 2011 and to celebrate we've named November 11, 2011 "Yani Tseng Day." Read some stories below from her monumental season.

 

Tseng Ascends to Rolex Rankings No. 1 as LPGA Tour season kicks off this week in Thailand
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, February 14, 2011 – Yani Tseng, 22, the 2010 Rolex Player of the Year, ascended to the top of the Rolex Rankings for the first time in her still blossoming career when the Rolex Rankings were officially announced Monday. 

 

Tseng claims ANZ RACV Ladies Masters and World No. 1 spot
13th February 2011
- Taiwan's Yani Tseng shot a closing 68 to win the ANZ RACV Ladies Masters at the RACV Royal Pines Resort and claimed the world No. 1 ranking from Korean Jiyai Shin today.
 

 

Rolex Rankings No. 1 Yani Tseng shot 6-under-par 66 on Sunday to win the season-opening Honda LPGA Thailand by five shots over Michelle Wie. The 22-year-old began her 2011 season with victories on the Ladies European Tour (LET) at the Australian Open and Australian Ladies Masters in consecutive weeks prior to this week’s LPGA season opener. 

 

Tseng solidifies hold on No. 1 in Rolex Rankings
Yani Tseng strengthened her hold atop the Rolex Rankings with a tie for third finish at the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore Sunday. The twenty-two year old from Taiwan closed with a final-round 67 to finish three strokes behind winner Karrie Webb, who captured her 37th career LPGA victory. Tseng was attempting to capture back-to-back LPGA victories and her fourth consecutive title world-wide. 

 

Tseng wins LPGA State Farm Classic
Rolex Rankings No. 1 Yani Tseng shot a 4-under 68 on Sunday to capture the LPGA State Farm Classic by three strokes over Cristie Kerr. It was Tseng's second LPGA Tour victory this season and her fifth victory world-wide. The 22-year-old also won the LPGA's season-opening Honda LPGA Thailand.

 

Tseng wins Wegmans LPGA Championship
Rolex Rankings No. 1 Yani Tseng became the youngest female golfer in history to win four major titles, shooting a final-round 66 to capture the 2011 Wegmans LPGA Championship by 10 strokes. Tseng, 22 years, 5 months, 3 days, already had the distinction of being the youngest player in LPGA history to win three majors by capturing the 2008 LPGA Championship, 2010 Kraft Nabisco Championship and the 2010 RICOH Women’s British Open.

 

Tseng on verge of career grand slam
Yani Tseng is on the verge of capturing the career grand slam at next month's U.S. Women's Open. CNN spent the day with Tseng to talk about her start in golf, her previous major wins, and the importance of learning English. 

 

The making of a superstar: Tseng comfortable with position as Tour’s No. 1 player
Many 22-year-olds find themselves searching for their place in life, working to select a career path or struggling to discover what their destinies and identities will be. Then there’s Yani Tseng. 

 

Tseng defends title at RICOH Women's British Open
Rolex Rankings No. 1 Yani Tseng successfully defended her title at the RICOH Women's British Open, shooting a final-round 69 at the storied Carnoustie Golf Links to take a four-stroke victory over Brittany Lang. At 22 years, 6 months, 8 days, Tseng becomes the youngest golfer in history to win five career major titles. Tiger Woods had previously held that distinction, having won his fifth major at 24 years, 7 months. 

 

Tseng defends title at Walmart NW Arkansas Championship
Rolex Rankings No. 1 Yani Tseng successfully defended her title at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G, beating Amy Yang on the first hole of a playoff. After missing a 4-foot putt on the final hole of regulation that would have given her the title, Tseng sank a four-foot birdie putt when they replayed the par-5 18th in the playoff to capture her fifth LPGA title of the 2011 season. 

 

Tseng wins LPGA HanaBank Championship
Rolex Rankings No. 1 Yani Tseng captured her sixth LPGA victory of the 2011 season at the LPGA HanaBank Championship at Sky 72 Golf Club's Ocean Course in Incheon, South Korea. Tseng shot a final-round, 5-under 67 to finish at 14-under-par and one shot ahead of two-defending champion Na Yeon Choi. 

 

Why Wait? Yani Locks Up Rolex Player of the Year
LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan today congratulated Yani Tseng on winning her second-consecutive Rolex Player of the Year award at the inaugural Sunrise LPGA Championship in her native Taiwan. Tseng becomes the eighth player in LPGA Tour history to win back-to-back Rolex Player of the Year awards and the 11th player in history to win multiple Player of the Year awards.

 

Tseng wins at home in Taiwan
Rolex Rankings No. 1 Yani Tseng captured her seventh LPGA Tour victory of the 2011 season at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship at Sunrise Golf & Country Club in Yang Mei, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Tseng shot a final round six-under par 66 to finish at 16-under par and record a five-stroke victory over Azahara Munoz and Amy Yang.

 

Yani Tseng, Winner of the Sportswoman of the Year Award (Individual Sport)
Yani Tseng received the prestigious Sportswoman of the Year Award, given to an individual sport athlete who exhibits exceptional performances over a 12-month time span. Tseng, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, became the youngest player ever at 22-years-old, male or female, to win five Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) majors when she successfully defended the RICOH Women's British Open title in July 2011.

 

Tseng wins Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open in China
30th October 2011
- World number one Yani Tseng won the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open in China on Sunday for her 11th worldwide victory of the year. 

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