Taiwan’s Yani Tseng Wins Consecutive Fifth Major





Annika Sörenstam (SWE) during pro-am before 20...

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One of the worlds’ most successful players in golf history, Annika Sörenstam, who retired after winning 90 international professional tournaments and 10 majors, might have a rival coming into the field that could match her achievements soon. Taiwanese golfer Yani Tseng, 22 won her second consecutive Women’s British Open title, besting her closest opponent by four strokes.

The 22-year-old became the youngest golfer to ever win a fifth major tournament in a row. The Waiwanese golfer also became one of the three players to claim two consecutive British titles, joining Debbie Massey and Sherri Steinhaurer.

Yani Tseng is strongly bent to win more major titles, but for now she is just going to have a rest in Taiwan and “eat properly”, because, apparently, British food is not to her taste.

She will probably be welcomed like a hero back home, because Taiwanese media keep praising her performance on the international stage.

Golf became very popular in Taiwan in the 1980s but its popularity began to wane in the 1990s as spectating sports were receiving more money. Tseng’s outstanding achievements helped to rekindle the popularity of golf in Taiwan. Her future performance in an LPGA event in Taipei is expected to attract a lot of people.