Tseng gaining more confidence


World No. 1 Yani Tseng may not have successfully defended her title at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship in her homeland Sunday, but she continued her improved play with back-to-back third-place finishes.

Tseng also finished third last week at the LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship.

After winning three times at year's start, Tseng went six months before recording top-10 finishes these last two weeks.

'It feels pretty good,' Tseng said. 'Actually, I mean, I really forgot how I play last three, four months. I know it's not well, but all I see is right now, or in the future, so I feel great about my game and feel confidence about my game.  So last three, four months, just lots of great experience for me and I'm learning a lot from that. So, hopefully, I can bring those and keep continuing.'

Tseng played alongside Sunday's winner, Suzann Pettersen.

'We're all human,' Pettersen said. 'I mean what Yani has done over the last couple of years is hard to ever repeat. And it's easy for Yani to get hard on herself. I don't know if it's normal or not normal to win 12 events a year. It's going to be hard for anyone to do that after her.

'I think golf you go up and you go down, and I don't think she's played that badly, to be honest. But we put a lot of pressure on ourselves. There are a lot of expectations from the media, from the fans.They're used to seeing her win, and when they don't see her win, you're going to hear about it. So it's just nice to see Yani back playing with more confidence, I guess. She trusts her game. But like I said, we're all human, and in this game you win and you lose, and you go up and you go down. It's just important that you learn from the downs and you come back up.'