Tseng joins battle for worlds No 1 womens golfer


TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan’s Yani Tseng says she aims to become the world’s No. 1 women’s golfer.

Tseng won the Northwest Arkansas Championship on Sunday for her third LPGA victory of the season. She also won the Kraft Nabisco ChampionshipBritish Open this year.

Speaking to reporters in Taipei on Tuesday, Tseng said her game needs to reach even higher levels if she is to improve on her current No. 4 ranking.

“I have to work on my putting and stamina … and make more birdies in the upcoming tournaments,” she said. “I have a good opportunity to become world No. 1 this year.”

Following her victory in Arkansas, Tseng is believed by many to have a shot at becoming the next dominant female player following the recent retirements of Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa.

“In my heart they are still the best women’s players in the world,” Tseng said. “I hope in the future I can also be involved in more charity efforts just like them.”

The 21-year-old has won five LPGA events in her career.