Yani 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.