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Yani Tseng

Profession: Golfer

Nationality:
Taiwan
Taiwanese

Why Famous: Won five major golf titles.

Born: January 23, 1989
Birthplace: Guishan, Republic of China
Age: 32 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius

Historical Events

  • 2008-06-08 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle Rock GC: 19-year old tour rookie Yani Tseng of Taiwan wins a 4th hole playoff over Swede Maria Hjorth
  • 2008-08-03 British Open Women's Golf, Sunningdale GC: Jiyai Shin of South Korea shoots final round 66 (−6) to win her first major championship, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Yani Tseng
  • 2010-04-04 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Yani Tseng of Taiwan wins her 2nd major title by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Suzann Pettersen of Norway
  • 2010-08-01 British Open Women's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: 21 year old Yani Tseng of Taiwan becomes youngest-ever winner of 3 major championships, 1 stroke ahead of Katherine Hull of Australia
  • 2011-04-03 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Stacy Lewis shoots final round 69 to win her first major, 3 strokes ahead of defending champion Yani Tseng
  • 2011-06-26 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: Yani Tseng of Taiwan scores her 4th major title win by 10 strokes over Morgan Pressel
  • 2011-07-31 British Open Women's Golf, Carnoustie GL: Yani Tseng of Taiwan becomes first to successfully defend the Open as a major championship, 4 strokes ahead of Brittany Lang

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