Forget about Tiger Woods. There is a new star on the golf horizon – Yani Tseng. The Taiwan-based number-one female golfer won yet another tournament, the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship. The 22-year-old Taiwanese claimed her tenth worldwide victory with a six-under 66, five strokes ahead of South Korean Amy Yang and Spaniard Azahara Munoz.
This season’s seventh win on the LPGA Tour brought her $300,000 which took her total LPGA earnings to $2,873,629. The golfer was generous with her prize money – she donated $100,000, a third of her winnings to the Taiwan Golf Association to promote junior golf.
This year has been very successful for LPGA Tour player of the season – she won LPGA Thailand, Australian Ladies Masters, Australian Women’s Open and Taiwan’s Taifong Ladies.
There was a moment when it seemed that Yani Tseng might not end up at the top when Spain’s Azahara Munoz and Anna Nordqvist held the lead after the tournament’s second round.
But the Taiwanese got it together and finished far ahead of her competitors. There were other worthy other competitors, including Suzann Pettersen, Christie Kerr and Morgan Pressel but they were no match for the Taiwanese.
Yani Tseng is currently in the top five in every category of the LPGA Tour statistics, and is just at the start of her golf career development.