Can Others Keep Up with Tseng?

Can Others Keep Up with Tseng?

Yani Tseng’s trainer found two four-leaf clovers on the grounds of Locust Hill and gave them to Tseng and her caddie before the start of Sunday’s round. A nice gesture, but Tseng didn’t need any luck. She solidified her place as the most dominant player in the women’s game with her 10-stroke victory at the Wegmans LPGA Championship and, at age 22, became the youngest player in LPGA history to win four majors. For comparison, Young Tom Morris got his fourth major on the men’s side at age 21 in 1872.

One week after Rory McIlroy set the golf world abuzz with his commanding victory at the U.S. Open, Tseng followed with her own historic run at the LPGA’s second major of the year. She now heads to The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., next month seeking her first U.S. Women’s Open victory and the final leg of the LPGA career Grand Slam. (She also would be the youngest to accomplish that feat.)

“I walked on the 18th hole, I almost cry because so emotional,” Tseng said. “I’m from Taiwan. It’s a little country, and the people here are very, very supportive of me. I feel really good about that.”

Tseng has eight LPGA victories, half of them major championships. Her 19-under 269 total ties the record for lowest round at an LPGA major. Tseng had a 12-foot birdie try on the 18th to get to 20 under that slid past the hole. She closed with a 6-under 66. Morgan Pressel finished solo second at 9 under, and three players finished at 8 under: Suzann Pettersen, Paula Creamer and 2010 champion Cristie Kerr.

“It’s always fun to win a major,” Tseng said.

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