A world away from Mr. Woods’ indiscretions, Yani Tseng of Taiwan is an up an coming star in the world of women’s golf and proved again yesterday why this is the case. She secured her third LPGA Tour win of the year (and fifth of her career) at the Northwest Arkansas Championship finishing at 65 (six under par) just ahead of second-round leader Michelle Wie.
Yani Tseng started the final round Sunday three shots behind Michelle Wie, but the two players fought to maintain the lead the whole day. For the win, Tseng made a birdie putt. Her reward for sailing past the overnight leader, Michelle Wie, and winning the tournament was $300,000. Not a bad payday, eh?
Tseng commented on her victory and said, “I was so thankful today. It was just so much fun to be here, it’s a nice little city, and we stayed at a nice hotel, played a great golf course, and I enjoyed the big crowd here.”
21-year-old Tseng is the youngest in LPGA history to win three career major championships and turned pro in January 2007. While not widely known in the USA yet, Yani Tseng is one to watch in the coming years.
Pay attention Michelle Wie — you’ve got some competition!