SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Yani Tseng has already achieved so much becoming the youngest player in the men’s or women’s game to win five major championships, but she craves winning a first U.S. Women’s Open.
“I think it’s about time for me to win this tournament,” Tseng said.
Tseng, 24, would relish breaking a 15-month winless spell this week. In six previous U.S. Women’s Open starts, Tseng’s best finish is a tie for 10th at Oakmont in 2010.
Tseng arrived two weeks ago to scout Sebonack Golf Club and said she fell in love with the place.
“I’ve always loved playing on links courses,” Tseng said. “I think I have a good advantage on this golf course.”
With wider than normal U.S. Women's Open fairways, Sebonack is more a second shot course, with placement on these difficult greens key to putting fortunes. Tseng believes her power advantage should help her.
“Winning a U.S. Women’s Open has always been my dream,” Tseng said.
Tseng has a lot of support with her mother and brother here this week.