World No. 1 Yani Tseng of Taiwan captured her fourth major title yesterday, firing a final-round six-under par 66 to win the LPGA Championship by 10 strokes.
The 22-year-old Asian star became the youngest woman to collect a fourth career major title, having previously taken last year’s Kraft Nabisco and Women’s British Open crowns as well as the 2008 LPGA Championship.
Tseng finished 72 holes on 19-under par 269 to complete a wire-to-wire victory for her eighth career LPGA crown.
Tseng also led this year’s Kraft Nabisco after 54 holes in April but touched the trophy before the start of the last round, went on to fire a 74 and lost to American Stacy Lewis.
Tseng became the first player since retired Mexican star Lorena Ochoa in 2008 to win a major after winning her prior LPGA event, having won the State Farm Classic two weeks ago.
Taiwan prodigy Tseng is a former teen training partner of Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, who won his first major title last week at the US Open at age 22.