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Tseng returns to share LPGA Player of the Year honor

Staff writer, with CNA

LPGA Player of the Year Yani Tseng arrives at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport yesterday.


LPGA Player of the Year Yani Tseng returned to Taiwan from Florida early yesterday to share with her friends the joy of winning the coveted golf title.

The 21-year-old was awarded the trophy on Sunday at the end of the LPGA Tour Championship at the Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, which made her the first golfer from Taiwan to clinch the prize.

Tseng was all smiles when she arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

She told reporters that she felt lucky to be able to capture the LPGA Player of the Year award and would like to share the glory with all her friends in Taiwan.

On her goals for next year, Tseng said she will continue working hard.

Asked if she had any advice for other Taiwanese professional golfers, Tseng said tenacity is vital in the pursuit of career excellence.

“Professional sports are highly competitive and uncontrollable. You must be firmly and constantly committed to your goal when you find your direction,” she said.

“No one knows what the result will be until the game is over. I hope none of our golfers will ever give up their career goals,” she said.

Tseng won three titles this year, two of which were majors. She said earlier this year that winning a career Grand Slam is her next goal.

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