Yani Tseng, Bio
Born: 23rd January, 1987
Home: Florida, USA
Yani Tseng was the top-ranked amateur in Taiwan from 2004 to 2006. The highlight of her amateur career was winning the 2004 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links.
Tseng turned professional in 2007. She competed in the Ladies Asian Golf Tour and won the DLF Women’s Indian Open. She also competed in 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.
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 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.
In September 2010, Tseng was offered a five-year sponsorship deal from a Chinese company worth $25m but Taiwanese Tseng rejected the offer because one of the requirements of the deal was that she change her citizenship to Chinese.
won 2008 McDonald's LPGA Championship
won 2009 Corning Open LPGA
2008 LPGA Rolex Rookie of the Year
2008 led the LPGA with the most birdies – 388