Counting Down Top 11 Stories of 2011: Story 5

LPGA.com counts down to the end of 2011 with the LPGA Tour's 11 top stories of the year. Join us as we look back at the year's most memorable milestones. Read about top-ranked Yani Tseng's dominance at the LPGA's major championships in Story No. 5.


Yani's Year In LPGA's Major Championships

Yani Tseng was not only dominant throughout the season in tournaments around the world, but the Rolex Rankings No. 1 player was especially effective this season at the LPGA's major championships.

Tseng won two of the four majors - first, at the Wegmans LPGA Championship in June, and again in late July at the RICOH Women's British Open. She also finished as runner-up in April at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, and tied for 15th at the U.S. Women's Open Championship in early July.

With her win at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, Tseng became the youngest female golfer in history to win four major titles. Tseng was 22 years, 5 months and 3 days old, edging out Hall of Famer Patty Berg, who won her fourth major at the 1941 Western Open at age 23 years, 2 months and one day. The overall youngest golfer in history to record victories with four major titles was Young Tom Morris, who accomplished that feat in 1872 at age 21.

Tseng successfully defended her title at the Women's British, setting another milestone en route to that win. With the victory, she became the youngest golfer in history to win five career major championships. Tiger Woods previously held that distinction, having won his fifth major at 24 years and 7 months.

Tseng's majors include the 2010 and 2011 RICOH Women's British Open, the 2008 and 2011 (Wegmans) LPGA Championship, and the 2010 Kraft Nabisco Championship. She will complete the career Grand Slam with a win at the U.S. Women's Open Championship.

Topics: Tseng, Yani, Ricoh Women's British Open

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