Following her victory as the 2010 LPGA Rolex Player of the Year last December, Yani Tseng 曾雅妮 has taken over the No. 1 ranking in women’s golf after shooting a final-round 68 to win the Australian Ladies Masters by four strokes on February 13, 2011.
Tseng, 22, claimed the world No. 1 ranking from Korean Jiyai Shin. As the youngest woman to claim No. 1 ranking since 2006, Tseng is winner of three majors – the 2009 LPGA Championship, the Kraft Nabisco, and British Open in 2010. She said her goal at the start of the year was to be ranked the best player in the world. She advanced from No. 5 to No. 2 with the Australian Open win and completed the journey at Royal Pines. The trick now, she says, is staying there. “It is so soon,” said Tseng. “I wasn’t expecting it as quickly as this. I still have another 10 months to go. I just need to be very patient and keep working hard.” She described the win as a dream come true. We are extremely proud of Tseng and wish her continuous success in her future career!