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Golfer Yani Tseng not stressed by upcoming tourneys

Staff Writer, WITH CNA

Yani Tseng of Taiwan poses with the Bruce Callis trophy after she won the LPGA State Farm Classic at Panther Creek Country Club on June 12 in Springfield, Illinois.

Photo: AFP

World No. 1 golfer Yani Tseng of Taiwan showed little signs of stress as she prepared for the upcoming Wegmans Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Championships tomorrow.

At a pre-tournament press conference, Tseng said she is confident of winning, and does not feel pressured by the three forthcoming LPGA major tournaments in the next six weeks.

After a tough period on the golf course, Tseng said her victory at the State Farm Classic was a major boost to her confidence.


She said as long as she maintains the same level of performance from last week, good results can be expected.

Having successfully defended her world No. 1 title for the 19th week, Tseng humbly said that with so many talented competitors in the field, she does not know how long she can stay in the top position, but she plans to continue training hard and delivering better performances.


Tseng embraced challenges, stating that the more difficult the game, the harder it makes her work to improve her performance significantly.

Nevertheles, Tseng said she does not want to pressure herself too much, and wants to focus on her own game and enjoy the tournament.

When asked by reporters if rumors of Tseng singing during tournaments were true, she admitted to humming tunes at competitions to relieve stress.

Tseng said singing to a particular beat helps her relax and focus on the game.

As to what types of songs she likes to sing, Tseng said it could be any music that she listened to that day.

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