Adams Golf Staff Players Yani Tseng and Brittany Lang finished in the top 2 spots on the leaderboard Sunday at the RICOH Women’s British Open played at historic Carnoustie. Tseng, at only 22 years old, became the youngest golfer – male or female – ever to win 5 career major titles. This was also her second straight Women’s British Open win as she finished four strokes ahead of second-place Lang.
Tseng has won four of the last eight majors on the LPGA Tour and she also becomes only the second player in LPGA history to win multiple majors in consecutive years. Since making the switch to her Speedline driver and Idea hybrids and irons, she’s won 12 tournaments worldwide, become the #1 ranked female golfer in the world and is now the game’s most dominant player.
Lang started the final round in a tie for sixth and thanks to her round of 67, which included a 4-under 32 on the back nine, vaulted herself into a runner-up finish behind Tseng.
For Lang, it was her sixth career runner-up finish and her first since 2009. She was particularly proud of the way that she played during Sunday’s final round.
“I’m very happy with how I played. I made some really big par putts early on,” Lang said. “Those first few holes played tough, and I made some really good par putts. And then from then on I just played fairly flawless golf. I stayed in each shot, and I was pretty happy with how I handled it mentally.”