Who's who: Yani Tseng

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Who's who: Yani Tseng

  • Name:

    Yani Tseng
  • Country:

    Taiwan
  • Born:

    Jan 23, 1989 in Gueishan, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2007
  • Website:

    https://www.yanigolf.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (5). Multiple wins on the LPGA, European, Asian and Australasian Tours. LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year (2008) and leading money winner (2011). Held the position of No.1 golfer in the Women's Official World Golf Rankings.

Did you know?

After being the top-ranked amateur women's golfer in Taiwan from 2004-06, Tseng's early record as a professional was equally impressive and unmatched. She became the youngest player ever, man or woman, to win five major championships, and was ranked the world's No.1 for 109 consecutive weeks from 2011-13.

Top tournaments won by Yani Tseng

2012
Asia
269 (-19)
US$225,000
Honda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

US$225,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 16-19; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Ai Miyazato (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Yani Tseng (Taiw). [Old course, Siam CC, Pattaya].

2012
America
270 (-18)
$225,000
RR Donnelley

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

RR Donnelley

Played as the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup (March 15-18). Second-placed Ai Miyazato (Jpn) and Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Yani Tseng (Taiw). [Wildfire GC, Phoenix, AZ; composite of back-nines of Palmer & Faldo courses].

2012
America
274 (-14)
$255,000
Kia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Kia

Played as the Kia Classic (March 22-25). Second-placed Sun Young Yoo (S Kor) finished 6 shots behind Yani Tseng (Taiw), who recorded back-to-back LPGA Tour wins. This was Tseng's fifth LPGA Tour start in 2012 and her third victory. [Champions course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif.].

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

€45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open (Oct 28-30; Ladies Eurpn, Asian & China Tours event). Second-placed Pernilla Lindberg (Swe) finished 7 shots behind Yani Tseng (Taiw). [Suzhou Taihu Intl GC, Shanghai, China].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$392,133

Title sponsor

Ricoh

The Ricoh Women's British Open (35th) (July 28-31). Second-placed Brittany Lang (USA) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Tseng (Taiw). At age 22, Tseng became the youngest ever winner (man or woman) of five majors. This was her fourth win in the eight women's major championships played in 2010-11. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].

2011
Majors
Locust Hill CC
269 (-19)
$375,000
Wegmans

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Venue

Locust Hill CC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$375,000

Title sponsor

Wegmans

The Wegmans LPGA Championship (57th) (June 23-26). Second-placed Morgan Pressel (USA) finished 10 shots behind Tseng (Taiw), who, at 22 yrs 5 mths, became the youngest ever female golfer to win four major championship titles. [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].

2011
America
201 (-12)
$300,000
Walmart

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

201 (-12)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Walmart

Played as the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G (Sept 9-11). Defending champion Yani Tseng (Taiw) beat Amy Yang (S Kor) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record her tenth LPGA Tour win. [Pinnacle CC, Rogers, Arkansas].

2011
America
Panther Creek CC
267 (-21)
$255,000
State Farm

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Venue

Panther Creek CC

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

State Farm

Played as the LPGA State Farm Classic (June 9-12). Second-placed Cristie Kerr (USA) finished 3 shots behind Tseng (Taiw), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win of 2011. [Panther Creek CC, Springfield, Illinois].

2011
Asia
273 (-15)
US$217,500
Honda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

US$217,500

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 17-20). Second-placed Michelle Wie (USA) finished 5 shots behind Yani Tseng (Taiw). Tseng not only won this LPGA Tour season-opener, but also the first two events of the Ladies European Tour 2011 season. [Old course, Siam CC, Pattaya].

2011
Aus/NZ
264 (-24)
A$75,000
ANZ Bank

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

264 (-24)

Prize money

A$75,000

Title sponsor

ANZ Bank

Played as the ANZ RACV Ladies Masters (Feb 10-13; ALPG/LET Trs event). Second-placed Nikki Campbell (Aus) and Stacy Lewis (USA) finished 4 shots behind Tseng (Taiw), who recorded back-to-back wins in the LET's opening two events of 2011. [RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia].

2011
Aus/NZ
276 (-16)
A$90,000
Handa

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

276 (-16)

Prize money

A$90,000

Title sponsor

Handa

Played as the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open (Feb 3-6; ALPG/LET Trs event; LET season-opener). Second-placed Melissa Reid (Eng), Jiyai Shin (S Kor) and Ji Eun-hee (S Kor) finished 7 shots behind defending champion Tseng (Taiw). [Commonwealth GC, South Oakleigh, Melbourne, Vic].

2011
Awards
69.66
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Venue

Score

69.66

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Tseng (Taiw) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) was second with 70.53; Cristie Kerr (USA) was third with 70.71.

2011
Awards
$2,291,713
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Venue

Score

$2,291,713

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Tseng (Taiw) won the LPGA Tour 2011 Money List, with earnings of $2,921,713 on the Tour. Cristie Kerr (USA) was second with $1,470,979; Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) was third with $1,357,382.

2011
Awards
336 pts
n/a
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Venue

Score

336 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Rolex

Tseng (Taiw) won her second straight LPGA Tour Rolex Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

2011
Asia
Sky 72 GC
202 (-14)
US$270,000
Hana Bank

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Venue

Sky 72 GC

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

US$270,000

Title sponsor

Hana Bank

Played as the LPGA Hana Bank Championship (Oct 7-9; KLPGA/LPGA Tours event). Second-placed Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Yani Tseng (Taiw), who recorded her sixth LPGA title of 2011. [Ocean course, Sky 72 GC, Incheon, S Korea].

2011
Asia
Sunrise G&CC
272 (-16)
US$300,000
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Venue

Sunrise G&CC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

US$300,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship (Oct 20-23; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Amy Yang (S Kor) and Azahara Muñoz (Esp) finished 5 shots behind home-country winner Yani Tseng (Taiw), who claimed her seventh LPGA Tour title of 2011. [Sunrise G&CC, Taoyuan, Taiwan].

2010
Majors
277 (-11)
$408,714
Ricoh

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$408,714

Title sponsor

Ricoh

The Ricoh Women's British Open (34th) (Jul 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Katherine Hull (Aus) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Tseng (Taiw), who claimed her second major championship win of 2010. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].

2010
Majors
275 (-13)
$300,000
Kraft Nabisco

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Kraft Nabisco

Played as the Kraft Nabisco Championship (39th) (April 1-4). Second-placed Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finised 1 shot behind Tseng (Taiw), who recorded her second major championship win. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

283 (-9)

Prize money

A$90,000

Title sponsor

Handa

Played as the Handa Women's Australian Open (March 11-14; ALPG/LET Trs event). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Tseng (Taiw), who recorded her first ALPG win. [Commonwealth GC, South Oakleigh, Melbourne, Vic].

2010
America
200 (-13)
$300,000
P&G

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

200 (-13)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

P&G

Played as the P&G NW Arkansas Championship presented by Walmart (Sept 10-12). Second-placed Michelle Wie (USA) finished 1 shot behind Yani Tseng (Taiwan), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Pinnacle CC, Rogers, Arkansas].

2010
Awards
188 pts
n/a
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Venue

Score

188 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Rolex

Tseng (Taiw) won the LPGA Tour Rolex Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

2009
America
Corning CC
267 (-21)
$225,000
Corning

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Venue

Corning CC

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Corning

Played as the LPGA Corning Classic (May 21-24). Second-placed Paula Creamer (USA) and Soo-Yun Kang (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Tseng (Taiw), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].

2008
Awards
1,563 pts
$1,752,086
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Venue

Score

1,563 pts

Prize money

$1,752,086

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Tseng (Taiw) won the LPGA Tour 2008 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Using a season-long points system (based on finishes in Tour events), Tseng accumulated 1,563 pts; Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) was second with 1,296 pts. Tseng finished third on the LPGA money list, with earnings of $1,752,086.

2008
Majors
276 (-12)
$300,000
McDonald's

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

The McDonald's LPGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola (54th) (June 5-8). LPGA Tour rookie Tseng (Taiwan) beat Maria Hjorth (Swe) with a birdie at the fourth sudden-death playoff hole. This was Tseng's first LPGA Tour win and first major championship title. [Bulle Rock GC, Havre De Grace, Maryland].

2007
Asia
215 (-1)
US$15,000
DLF

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

215 (-1)

Prize money

US$15,000

Title sponsor

DLF

Played as the inaugural DLF Women's Indian Open (March 14-16; Ladies Asian Tr event). Yani Tseng (Taiw) beat Russamee Gulyanamitta (Thai) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [DLF G&CC, New Delhi, India].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Tseng, Yani

Score

1 hole

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

Played as the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship. Tseng (Taiw) beat Defending champion Michelle Wie (USA) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [Green course, Golden Horseshoe GC, Williamsburg, Virginia].

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