Yani Tseng, Youngest Player to Win 5th Major

yani-tsengYani Tseng is 10 years in advance of Annika Sorenstam based on the record books.

The Taiwanese, 22 years old, won the Women’s British Open for the second straight year Sunday, beating Brittany Lang (67) by four strokes and turning into the youngest player to win a fifth major title.

Sorenstam was 32 years old when she won the 2003 LPGZ Championship for her fifth major.  Tiger Woods was 24 years old when he won his fifth at the 2000 PGA Championship.

Tseng, who is ranked No. 1 and won the LPGA Championship previous month, said, “It’s so great making history on this golf course, and I feel wonderful right now.  I hope to keep winning. Next year there are another four majors, and I will try and organize and keep working hard.”

Tseng was the third player to win successive British titles.

She shot a three-under 69 to end at 16 under 272.  She trailed third-round leader Caroline Masson of Germany by two strokes incoming the last round.  Masson stopped up with a 78 and tied for fifth.

3 thoughts on “Yani Tseng, Youngest Player to Win 5th Major

  1. It was an amazing game to watch. I am excited that she won. It is great to see the up and comings really playing hard and changing the game up.

  2. Tseng should but she probably won’t. She has the best resume of the bunch. Remember this is TGC which will be broadcasting Sime Darby 1st round coverage while the second round is being played. ESPN is too much in love with Hope Solo to throw much support her way. It will be Solo or Caroline Wozniacki who has the backing of the PGA golf crowd, many of whom don’t follow the LPGA.

    Frankly I am impressed that Tseng got a mention in the Golfchannel.com Sime Darby headline while not leading the tournament. Usually only American players gets that treatment.
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