LPGA Races Continue to Sizzle Following Tseng's Victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 14, 2010 - With her victory at the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship Presented by Walmart, Yani Tseng took a two-point lead over Japan's Ai Miyazato in the Rolex Player of the Year race. Worth 30 points, Tseng's win in Arkansas compliments her two major championship victories in 2010 - the Kraft Nabisco Championship and RICOH Women's British Open - where she received 60 points a piece (points are doubled at majors).

Rolex Player of the Year Points
Rank Player Name Points
1 Yani Tseng 176
2 Ai Miyazato 174
3 Cristie Kerr  148
4 Jiyai Shin 128
5 Na Yeon Choi 125
6 Suzann Pettersen 115
7 Song-Hee Kim 93
8 In-Kyung Kim 83
9 Paula Creamer  64
10 Michelle Wie 62

The 21-year-old Tseng also moved to No. 4 in the Rolex Rankings behind Miyazato, Cristie Kerr and Jiyai Shin.

Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings
Rank Player Name Average
1 Ai Miyazato 11.17
2 Cristie Kerr 10.67
3 Jiyai Shin 10.56
4 Yani Tseng 10.46
5 Suzann Pettersen 10.39

Tseng, a five-time winner on the LPGA Tour, is also a major factor in the 2010 LPGA Official Money List race. Her $300,000 payday over the weekend leaves her $36,768 shy of Shin, who became the first South Korean to win the LPGA Official Money List in 2009.

LPGA Official Money List Year-To-Date
Rank Player Name # of Events Money Won Last Week
1 Jiyai Shin 14 $1,463,833 1
2 Yani Tseng 15 $1,427,065 6
3 Ai Miyazato 16 $1,377,600 2
4 Na Yeon Choi 17 $1,372,372 3
5 Suzann Pettersen 15 $1,319,400 4
6 Cristie Kerr 15 $1,261,997 5
7 Song-Hee Kim 17 $992,687 7
8 Michelle Wie 16 $848,486 10
9 In-Kyung Kim 16 $840,608 8
10 Inbee Park 16 $740,180 12

Norway's Suzann Pettersen holds a very slim lead in the race for the Vare Trophy for low scoring average. She also leads the Tour in rounds in the 60's (24 of 52, 46.2%) and is tied for second in rounds under par (35 of 52, 67.3%). Lorena Ochoa won the previous four Vare Trophies dating back to 2006.

Vare Trophy Scoring Averages Year-To-Date
Rank Player Name Total Rounds Total Strokes Average Tournaments
1 Suzann Pettersen 52 3640 70.0000 14
2 Na Yeon Choi 58 4062 70.0345 16
3 Cristie Kerr  52 3645 70.0962 14
4 Song-Hee Kim 60 4208 70.1333 16
5 Jiyai Shin 49 3440 70.2041 13
6 Yani Tseng 50 3522 70.4400 14
7 Ai Miyazato 52 3664 70.4615 15
8 In-Kyung Kim 56 3952 70.5714 15
9 Inbee Park 56 3968 70.8571 15
10 Morgan Pressel 59 4194 71.0847 16

Topics: Press Release, Tseng, Yani, Miyazato, Ai

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