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Tseng Makes History

Youngster records her fifth major title

Posted Aug 02, 2011 by Chris White

Yani Tseng won the 2011 Womens British Open

Having won her fifth major title at the Women’s British Open at Carnoustie, Yani Tseng not only retained the title she won last year, but made history by becoming the first woman to win five major titles at the tender age of just 22.

The Taiwanese golfer, ranked number one in the world, shot a 3-under par final round 69 at Carnoustie to finish 16-under par and four strokes clear of Brittany Lang of the United States, and overnight leader Caroline Masson of Germany – who lead Tseng by 2 shots and finished 7 back on 9-under.

Masson suffered from a case of ‘The McIlroy’s’, as she bogeyed six holes, and double bogeyed the twelfth.

Tseng, who played consistently over the whole weekend, was deserving of her title and £239,047 first prize fund, and reflected on her achievement, insisting it was the consistency that helped her win the title.

She admitted that she felt “a lot more comfortable this year” and she has “learned from her mistakes.” Something that Tseng feels Masson will do also. “She will learn from her mistakes, every player goes through that kind of round some time.”

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