After a remarkable year in 2011, is it any surprise that World No. 1 Yani Tseng is off to a fast start in 2012? She successfully defended her title Sunday at the Honda LPGA Thailand by one stroke. This was Yani’s 13th LPGA victory, she also has 10 other professional wins around the globe for a total of 23.
“It’s a good start for me,” Yani said after the tournament. “I finished top-10 last week and won this tournament. We still have another 20-something tournaments out there for us. So just have to keep working hard and doing well and try to win another 12 tournaments too [laughs].”
13th career LPGA victory; 23rd career victory worldwide
Increased LPGA career earnings to $7,776,083 – passing Betsy King to move into 14th on the LPGA Career Money List
Earned her 21st point toward the LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame – needs six more points to qualify and 10 years of LPGA service
13 LPGA wins ties LPGA Founder Betty Jameson, 2011 U.S. Solheim Cup Captain Rosie Jones and Liselotte Neumann for 36th on the LPGA All-Time Wins List.
4th win in last 9 starts dating back to Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in September 2011
With her victory, she becomes the first ever back-to-back winner in the history of the Honda LPGA Thailand. Also marks the second time in her career that she’s successfully defended a title – the first coming at the RICOH Women’s British Open (2010 & 2011).
Takes the lead in the Rolex Player of the Year race (33 points) and 2012 LPGA Official Money List with $251,406
Qualifies to represent the Honda LPGA Thailand at the season-ending CME Group Titleholders