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Name: - Yani Tseng
Country: - Taiwan
Born : - January 23, 1989 in Gueishan, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Original Home/Club: - Gueishan, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2007
Web Address: - http://www.yanigolf.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Adams Golf, Lacoste, Oakley, Titleist.

Roll of Honour

Majors (5). Multiple wins on the LPGA, European, Asian and Australasian Tours. LPGA Tr 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.


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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

2012Wmn AmericaKia ClassicLa Costa Resort274 (-14)$255,000
Played as the Kia Classic (March 22-25). Second-placed Sun Young Yoo (S Kor) finished 6 shots behind 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.].
2012Wmn AmericaLPGA Founders CupWildfire GC270 (-18)$225,000
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 Tseng (Taiw). [Composite of Palmer & Faldo courses, Wildfire GC, Phoenix, AZ].
2012Wmn AsiaLPGA ThailandSiam CC269 (-19)US$225,000
Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 16-19; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Ai Miyazato (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Tseng (Taiw). [Old course, Siam CC, Pattaya].
2011Wmn Aus/NZAustralian Ladies MastersRoyal Pines264 (-24)A$75,000
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].
2011Wmn Aus/NZAustralian Women's OpenCommonwealth GC276 (-16)A$90,000
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].
2011Wmn MajorsBritish Women's OpenCarnoustie272 (-16)$392,133
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].
2011Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA69.66n/a
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.
2011Wmn AsiaLPGA Hana Bank Ch'shipSky 72 GC202 (-14)US$270,000
Played as the LPGA Hana Bank Championship (Oct 7-9; KLPGA/LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Tseng (Taiw), who recorded her sixth LPGA title of 2011. [Ocean course, Sky 72 GC, Incheon, S Korea].
2011Wmn AsiaLPGA TaiwanSunrise G&CC272 (-16)US$300,000
Played as the inaugural Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship (Oct 20-23; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Amy Yang (S Kor) and Azahara Muñoz (Esp) finished 5 shots behind home-country winner Tseng (Taiw), who claimed her seventh LPGA Tour title of 2011. [Sunrise G&CC, Taoyuan, Taiwan].
2011Wmn AsiaLPGA ThailandSiam CC273 (-15)US$217,500
Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 17-20; LPGA Tr season-opener). Second-placed Michelle Wie (USA) finished 5 shots behind Tseng (Taiw), who also won the first two season opening events on the Ladies European Tour. [Old course, Siam CC, Pattaya].
2011Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$2,291,713see Score
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.
2011Wmn AmericaNW Arkansas Ch'shipPinnacle CC201 (-12)$300,000
Played as the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G (Sept 9-11). Defending champion Tseng (Taiw) beat Amy Yang (S Kor) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Pinnacle CC, Rogers, Arkansas].
2011Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA336 ptsn/a
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.
2011Wmn AmericaState Farm ClassicPanther Creek CC267 (-21)$255,000
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].
2011Wmn AsiaSuzhou Taihu Ladies OpenSuzhou Taihu Intl200 (-16)€45,000
Played as the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open (Oct 28-30; Ladies Eurpn, Asian & China Trs event). Second-placed Pernilla Lindberg (Swe) finished 7 shots behind Tseng (Taiw). [Suzhou Taihu Intl GC, Shanghai, China].
2011Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGALocust Hill CC269 (-19)$375,000
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].
2010Wmn MajorsANA InspirationMission Hills CC275 (-13)$300,000
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].
2010Wmn Aus/NZAustralian Women's OpenCommonwealth GC283 (-9)A$90,000
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].
2010Wmn MajorsBritish Women's OpenRoyal Birkdale277 (-11)$408,714
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].
2010Wmn AmericaNW Arkansas Ch'shipPinnacle CC200 (-13)$300,000
Played as the P&G NW Arkansas Championship presented by Walmart (Sept 10-12). Second-placed Michelle Wie (USA) finished 1 shot behind Tseng (Taiwan). [Pinnacle CC, Rogers, Arkansas].
2010Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA188 ptsn/a
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.
2009Wmn AmericaLPGA Corning ClassicCorning CC267 (-21)$225,000
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].
2008Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LPGA1,563 pts$1,752,086
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.
2008Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGABulle Rock GC276 (-12)$300,000
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].
2007Wmn AsiaWomen's Indian OpenDLF G&CC215 (-1)US$15,000
Played as the inaugural DLF Women's Indian Open (March 14-16; Ladies Asian Tr event). Tseng (Taiw) beat Russamee Gulyanamitta (Thai) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [DLF G&CC, New Delhi, India].
2004Wmn AmateurUS Public Links (Wmn)Golden Horseshoe1 upamateur
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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