HOUSTON (Dec.17 2010) – Yani Tseng has been named 2010 Female Player of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America. It is the first GWAA POY award for Tseng who will be honored at the GWAA’s Annual Awards Dinner April 6, 2011 in Augusta, Ga.
Tseng received 69 percent of the vote (137 votes) for Female POY to 16 percent for Cristie Kerr (32) and Ai Miyazato had 15 percent (31). Tseng won two LPGA majors – the Kraft Nabisco Championship and Women's British Open – in her three-win season. She had eight top-10 finishes, finished fourth on the money list and was the LPGA’s Rolex Player of the Year.
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