World No. 1 Yani Tseng
(above) became the youngest golfer to win four majors on either the LPGA or PGA tours when she took last week's Wegman's LPGA Championship. Tseng shot a record-tying 19-under 269 at Locust Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., to beat second-place finisher Morgan Pressel by 10 shots. Asked if she appreciated the significance of the feat, Tseng said, "It's pretty good. I just try to focus on every tournament. I don't think about it too much."
At the time of her win Tseng was 22 years, five months and three days old, almost nine months younger than Patty Berg, who was 23 years, two months and one day old when she won her fourth major. On the PGA Tour, Tiger Woods set the record by winning his fourth major more than six months after his 24th birthday. Tseng almost set the record in April, when she went into the final round of the Kraft Nabisco with a two-shot lead but lost to Stacy Lewis. Instead, Tseng had to wait to add to her career total, which includes the 2008 LPGA Championship, the '10 Kraft Nabisco and the '10 Women's British Open. Four of Tseng's eight career wins have been majors. To put that in perspective, Annika Sorenstam, perhaps the greatest player in LPGA history, won only 10 majors in 15 years on tour.
Tseng needs to win the U.S. Women's Open to claim the career Grand Slam. That championship begins July 7 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Tseng sounds as if she's up for the challenge. "It's always a lot of fun to win a major," she says. "Like I say, I still have lots of goals, and I am looking for another major."