ORLANDO, Fla. – Yani Tseng finished early and left the course Sunday at the season-ending LPGA Tour Championship with a promise she would return if tour officials needed her to hoist the Rolex Player of the Year trophy at tournament’s end.
Tseng told LPGA officials she was too nervous to stay on the property and watch to see if she wins the award.
“I’m going to go pray,” Tseng said as she left.
Tseng leads the Rolex Player-of-the-Year points race and can only be beaten if Cristie Kerr or Na Yeon Choi wins the LPGA Tour Championship. Kerr was five off the lead making the turn to the back nine when Tseng left the course. Choi was four back with six holes to go.