|â€” Golfer â€”|
Tseng with the 2011 Women’s British Open trophy
|Full name||Yani Tseng|
|Born||(1989-01-23) 23 January 1989
Guishan Township, Taoyuan County (now Guishan District, Taoyuan City), Republic of China
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Nationality||Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|Residence||Orlando, Florida, U.S.|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour
|Former tour(s)||Ladies Asian Golf Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||6|
|Ladies Asian Golf Tour||3|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||Won: 2010|
|Women’s PGA C’ship||Won: 2008, 2011|
|U.S. Women’s Open||T10: 2010|
|Women’s British Open||Won: 2010, 2011|
|Evian Championship||T36: 2016|
|Achievements and awards|
Rookie of the Year
Player of the Year
|LPGA Vare Trophy||2011|
Female Player of the Year
It’s easy to have a good season but if you want to have a great season you have got to win a major tournament.
I am very happy since when I am in different cities I can experience and learn different cultures!
I want to be best golfer in the world. But I feel like golf is not everything in my life, but I want to keep doing it, keep working hard, do the best I can on the tour and give back to the tour.
As it becomes longer at No. 1, I feel more and more pressure. Everybody is trying to grab every piece of me.
I’m still number one, so don’t forget about that. So I still can have a happy ending.
With Tiger Woods, you know everyone is watching. But I think interest in women’s golf is getting better too.
I always believe that every one of us is working hard not only for our own performance but also to give something significant back to the societies we live in.
I’m just so happy to see my friends and fans in Taiwan, ’cause that’s where I’m from.
I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude.
So it must be my mental, because sometimes when I start on the tee, I still worry about whether my ball is going to hit right or left.
People are trying to grab every part of you, so it’s really hard to focus.
Walking down the red carpet, suddenly I felt very special and different. All the flashlights from cameras and requesting voices from the media, the scene, it was just like what I remembered seeing on TV or a movie when I was a little girl – the scene only when movie stars appeared.
Not only am I constantly seeking better performance but also to be a better person, to be respected.
I started second-guessing myself and was always questioning myself. I have really learned a lot.
When you play good, everything is good, but when you don’t play so good, everything is bad. Even when you think there are good things, they still say bad things.
I am so honored to be named as one of Time’s 100 most influential people.
Asian players train so hard. Most of the time, on Monday mornings, the only people you see on the range are Asians. I mean, only see Asians.
I’m just going to have fun. Maybe that will be the most important thing to do.
It seems to me every one of us is doing something meaningful for this world.
When I was 7, my dad asked his friend to teach me. I played my first tournament competition when I was 8. I remember I shot around 125.
The very first tournament I watched is the U.S. Open when I was 13. And that was the year Juli Inkster won.
At that time, I feel sad, and I feel no one knows how hard I work and how many tears. They only know the score. At that time, I feel very lonely because no one understands since they haven’t been world No. 1 before.
I like to smile. I smile even when I’m nervous since it calms me down and shows my friendliness.
I shall have a beautiful dream tonight. I also wish everyone to have a beautiful dream.
You know golf is very lonely. When I’m in the States, I feel like if I just think about Taiwan, my friends, my fans, I won’t feel like I’m alone.
It’s very easy when you have someone in front of you that you can chase. You want to be No. 1 but now I feel like I have to play well because everybody looks at you as a best golfer. So that’s why I put more pressure on myself.
I think to be ‘tough’ means you look relaxed. So you have to be tough to win tournaments. But you don’t want to be so tough on yourself.
Although I have won many times now, each time when I have a lead, I start to think about winning. It’s very difficult not to think about winning. Every time, there are new challenges. Every time, there are new issues to overcome.
You learn something when you don’t play well, and I figure that helping people, it makes me very, very happy.
You need to take care of your time and practice, you need to rest and talk to media. So it’s really important to organize those things.
My parents both played golf and introduced me to golf when I was 5 years old. They took me to the driving range and I played around at the range and immediately developed an interest in it.
I want to play for my country, play for everybody, and I want to be there. I just feel like I have so many feelings and I want to play in the Olympics and feel how special if I can win that tournament.
Sitting on the airplane seat today, I was thinking – I have been in different cities every week. Most of the time, it’s because of golf tournaments. But occasionally, I also attend various events. All of a sudden, I feel like I am a business woman. Although sometimes I feel tired, I do enjoy this kind of life.
I am closer and closer to reaching my childhood dream. This is really exciting! I will continue to work hard, to focus on each tournament I play.
Most recently, I learned another hobby: baking. It’s so much fun to mix all the ingredients and to see the cake come out nice. It’s so rewarding when the cake comes out great and tastes great.
I want to improve my bunker, fairway and putting status because that’s been my weakness over the last three years. If I can just focus on this, then everything else will come.
In golf, it’s almost impossible to be perfect on each shot; that’s the fun and challenge of golf.
You learn from your mistakes, and I think it’s a good thing as long as you learn something.
I’m very excited every time I’m at Augusta National. It’s such a beautiful and fabulous golf course.