Sorenstam advises Tseng during recent 'funk'


For a player who won 12 times worldwide in 2011, Yani Tseng is in a bit of a slump.

Mentor Annika Sorenstam recently imparted on Tseng that the term is relative.

'It's just funny how we classify 'funk,'' Sorenstam said Thursday on 'Morning Drive.' 'Here's a player who has only played 10 times, won three times and she's finished top-10 eight times. That's really good. That's what I told her.'

Winless since taking her third LPGA title this season in March, Tseng's best finish is third at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. The world No. 1 is defending champion this week at the Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship. 

With a pair of majors still to be played, including a title defense at the Ricoh Women's British Open, Tseng has more to look forward to than dwell on from the past three months.

'It's just temporary,' Sorenstam told Tseng. 'Don't let it affect you. You're the defending champion this week. You've got the U.S. Open, which you love to play. You've just got great tournaments coming up. You should go get a lesson with Gary Gilchrist, and I think she's on the right track again.'