KOHLER, Wis. – Yani Tseng has a chance this week to claim the career grand slam at age 23.
To do so, the world No. 1 will need to win her first U.S. Women’s Open.
To do that, she needs to make the cut. Tseng is battling through a funk that saw her miss the cut last week at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship and nearly miss the cut in her previous start in the Wegmans LPGA Championship. She tied for 59th at the LPGA Championship with a score 32 strokes higher than she won the event with last year.
Tseng, in her typically upbeat mode, said she’s just trying not to put too much pressure on herself and have fun in a major championship that means more than any other to her.
Tseng said the first major championship she ever watched was Juli Inkster’s U.S. Women's Open victory at Prairie Dunes in 2002. Tseng was 13. The event made a large impression on her.
“I’ve always felt more nerves and pressure [in a U.S. Women’s Open],” Tseng said. “Since I was 13, I’ve dreamed of playing in a U.S. Women’s Open and now winning a U.S. Women’s Open.”
Tseng has won five major championships, more than any man or woman has won by age 23. She has won two LPGA Championships, two Women’s British Opens and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Tseng has won four of the last seven women’s majors.