Yani Tseng, 22, won the Women’s British Open for the second straight year, beating Brittany Lang by four strokes on Sunday in Carnoustie, Scotland, and becoming the youngest player – male or female – to take a fifth major title.
Sorenstam was 32 when she won the 2003 LPGA Championship for her fifth major. Tiger Woods was 24 when he won his fifth at the 2000 PGA Championship.
“It’s so great making history on this golf course, and I feel wonderful right now,” said Tseng, who is ranked No. 1 and also won the LPGA Championship last month. “In my mind I say, ‘Wow, five-times major.’ It just feels really very special.”
Tseng became only the third player to win consecutive British Open titles, joining Sherri Steinhauer (1998, 1999) and Debbie Massey (1980, 1981).
Tseng shot a 3-under-par 69 to finish at 16-under 272. She trailed third-round leader Caroline Masson by two strokes entering the final round. Masson closed with a 78 for 279 total, tied for fifth.