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Old 06-09-2010, 03:44 AM   #1
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Yani Tseng

Name: Yani Tseng
Born: 23 January 1989 (1989-01-23) (age 21)
Taiwan
Residence: Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality: Taiwan
Turned professional: 2007

History:
Tseng turned professional in January 2007. She competed on the Ladies Asian Golf Tour and won the DLF Women’s Indian Open. She also competed on the CN Canadian Women’s Tour, where she won the CN Canadian Women’s Tour at Vancouver Golf Club.

After finishing sixth in the final LPGA Qualifying Tournament in December 2007, Tseng earned full playing privileges on the LPGA Tour for 2008. In June 2008, she claimed her first LPGA tour victory — the LPGA Championship — to become the first player from Taiwan to win an LPGA major championship. At age 19, she was also the youngest player to win the LPGA Championship and the second-youngest player to win an LPGA major.

Tseng was named LPGA Rookie of the Year in 2008.

On 29 March 2009, Tseng became the fastest player in LPGA history to reach the $2 million mark in career earnings. She achieved this point in 32 events, spanning 1 year, 1 month, and 13 days. The previous record holder was Paula Creamer who reached the mark in 1 year, 4 months, and 15 days in 2006.

On 4 April 2010 Tseng won the first major championship of the LPGA season, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, by one stroke. She went on to win her second major of the year on 1 August 2010 by winning the Women's British Open by one stroke and is now the youngest woman in the modern era to win three major championships. LPGA founder Patty Berg was younger than Tseng when she won the 1939 Titleholders Championship. However, that was before the formation of the LPGA Tour in 1950 and the designation of official LPGA major tournaments.

In September 2010, Tseng was offered a five-year sponsorship deal from a Chinese company worth $T1 billion (US$25 million) with access to a luxury villa and private jets. Tseng rejected the offer because one of the requirements of the deal was that she switch her citizenship to Chinese.

Professional wins (12)
LPGA Tour (5)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of victoryRunner(s)-up
18 Jun 2008McDonald's LPGA Championship-12 (73-70-65-68=276)PlayoffMaria Hjorth
224 May 2009LPGA Corning Classic-21 (68-70-62-67=267)1 strokeSoo-Yun Kang Paula Creamer
34 Apr 2010Kraft Nabisco Championship-13 (69-71-67-68=275)1 strokeSuzann Pettersen
41 Aug 2010Ricoh Women's British Open-11 (68-68-68-73=277)1 strokeKatherine Hull
512 Sep 2010P&G NW Arkansas Championship-13 (67-68-65=200)1 strokeMichelle Wie

Other (7)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of victoryRunner(s)-up
13 Mar 2007DLF Women's Indian Open (Ladies Asian Golf Tour) [11 ]-1 (215)PlayoffRussy Gulyanamitta
229 May 2007CN Canadian Women's Tour at Vancouver Golf Club (CN Canadian Women’s Tour)-4 (68-72=140)2 strokesStephanie Sherlock
32008Royal Ladies Open (The LPGA of Taiwan)-2017 strokes [12 ]
417 Jan 2010Taifong Ladies Open (The LPGA of Taiwan) [13 ]+3 (69-73-77=219)14 strokesWei Yun Jye
512 Mar 2010Handa Women's Australian Open (ALPG Tour, LET)-9 (74-71-72-66=283)3 strokesLaura Davies
616 Jan 2011Taifong Ladies Open (The LPGA of Taiwan) [14 ]+2 (77-73-68=218)3 strokesNam Min-ji
66 Feb 2011ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open (ALPG, LET)-16 (70-67-68-71=276)7 strokesEun-Hee Ji Melissa Reid Jiyai Shin

Major championships (3)
Year Championship Winning Score Margin Runner(s)-up
2008 McDonald's LPGA Championship -12 (73-70-65-68=276) Playoff 1 Sweden Maria Hjorth
2010 Kraft Nabisco Championship -13 (69-71-67-68=275) 1 stroke Norway Suzann Pettersen
2010 Women's British Open -11 (68-68-68-73=277) 1 stroke Australia Katherine Hull

LPGA Tour career summary
YearTournaments playedCuts madeWins2nd3rdTop 10sBest finishOfficial Earnings ($)Money list rankScoring averageScoring rank
2004110000T33n/an/a71.50n/a
2005100000MCn/an/a77.00n/a
2006100000MCn/an/a76.00n/a
2007110001T664,909n/a69.00n/a
200827261521011,752,086370.774
200927261301411,293,755770.445
20101918312811,573,529470.3668

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Old 06-09-2010, 09:48 AM   #2
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Tells you how much I am out of the loop. Not aware of the Annika house deal.
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Video: Golfweek Cribs: Tour Yani Tseng?s house
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HighSideMiss, welcome to the site.
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Wecome HSM great Video.
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Check out "videos" Yani boxing at Busch Gardens 2009
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Check out "videos" Yani boxing at Busch Gardens 2009
Or this awesome pic from Yani's FB page:

"With my lovely friend Barbara :)"- Yani Tseng
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:46 PM   #8
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I gave the gloves to Yani at the gathering we had at her house on Sunday night. They are now sitting above her fireplace. Also they were very warm......My husband thought I was crazy but my daughter knew I was going to do it a week before at Thanksgiving cause I was looking for them at a Disney Store In Carolina. I got them at Downtown Disney. I wore them Sat. morning for a short time, when it was so cold. I took them out of my backpack when Kerr had finish putting. I knew, my girl had won!!!!!!!
Saturday night we had diner and fun but she stayed up to 1:45 writing that speech. A lot of stress......It was HER time to express herself...its on her facebook page....she did great!
Now she can decorate for Christmas.........
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:41 PM   #9
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I just added photos from the LPGA tour Champ...Rolex Player of the year Photos with Yani. They are in my gallery.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:03 AM   #10
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She has a beauty from within that people need to see, so they can really know her...YOU found that when you got to talk to her.Thanks for your compliment.
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