Yani Tseng was the front-runner for Rolex Player of the Year honors entering the week, but she had to watch nervously as Cristie Kerr and Na Yeon Choi both made efforts to steal the award from her hands late today.
-LPGA Official Website
Yani Tseng 曾雅妮, 21, is the youngest player in Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) history to win three career major championships. Rank number 4 as of November 29, 2010 in the Official Rolex Rankings, Tseng has won the LPGA Championship in 2008, Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2010, and Women’s British Open also in 2010. Born in Taoyuan County, Taiwan, Tseng started her professional career at the age of 17, but has been competing internationally since the age of 13 (2002). The highlight of her amateur career was when she defeated Michelle Wie in the final of the 2004 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. In 2008 she won as the LPGA Rookie of the Year. In the 2010 LPGA Championship, even though Tseng only placed 21st after the final, her success earlier this year earned her enough points, 6 points higher than American player Cristie Kerr, to win her the player of the year in the final rankings. We congratulate Tseng’s success and wish her the best in her future career!