Yani Tseng http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32960/all en Golf-World number one Tseng left amazed by teenager Ko http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/golf-world-number-one-tseng-left-amazed-teenager-ko <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 14 (Reuters) - World number one Yani Tseng was left amazed by the ability of 15-year-old sensation Lydia Ko after the New Zealander carded a 10-under-par opening round 63 to take the lead at the women's Australian Open on Thursday.</p> <p>Ko, who was born in South Korea and began playing golf aged five in Auckland, was in the company of Tseng (five-under 68) and American Michelle Wie (74) at the Royal Canberra Golf Club as she opened up a one-shot advantage over the field.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/golf-world-number-one-tseng-left-amazed-teenager-ko" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Golf Lydia Ko Professional golf tours Yani Tseng Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:15:32 +0000 5755873 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Golf-Teen genius Ko to go pro in two years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/rpt-golf-teen-genius-ko-go-pro-two-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats without change to text)</p> <p>Feb 17 (Reuters) - Teenage golfing sensation Lydia Ko says she will turn professional in a couple of years after the 15-year-old New Zealander finished third in the women's Australian Open on Sunday.</p> <p>"I've got a couple of years until I turn pro so I guess within that period hopefully I'll be able to get a little bit better," South Korean-born Ko told reporters at the Royal Canberra Golf Club.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/rpt-golf-teen-genius-ko-go-pro-two-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Lydia Ko Professional golf tours Yani Tseng Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:30:10 +0000 5758398 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Thai teen Ariya hits ace then eight to throw away title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/golf-thai-teen-ariya-hits-ace-then-eight-throw-away-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 24 (Reuters) - Teenage Thai Ariya Jutanugarn endured the ultimate highs and lows of professional golf on Sunday as she fired a hole-in-one at the Honda LPGA Thailand event before blowing the tournament with a triple-bogey at the last.</p> <p>The 17-year-old stood by the side of the final green in tears as she watched South Korean world number four Inbee Park lift the trophy and the $225,000 cheque after throwing away a two-shot lead on the 72nd hole in a stunning collapse on the Pattaya Old Course.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/golf-thai-teen-ariya-hits-ace-then-eight-throw-away-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Inbee Park Yani Tseng Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:30:31 +0000 5764859 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Japan's Miyazato sets course record in Phoenix http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/golf-japans-miyazato-sets-course-record-phoenix <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's Ai Miyazato set a course record Thursday carding a nine-under 63 to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the LPGA Tour's Founders Cup tournament.</p> <p>Miyazato, who finished second in this event last year, leads South Korea's Jee Young Lee, who equalled the previous course record at Wildfire Golf Club with a seven-under 65.</p> <p>Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum, Taiwan's Candie Kung, and Americans Gerina Piller and Brittany Lang share third place after they shot rounds of 66.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/golf-japans-miyazato-sets-course-record-phoenix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Golf LPGA Yani Tseng AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 02:45:27 +0000 5784079 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: World No. 1 Lewis aims for another major title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/golf-world-no-1-lewis-aims-another-major-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Stacy Lewis will be more concerned with adding another major title to her resume at the Kraft Nabisco Championship this week than with retaining her world No. 1 ranking.</p> <p>Lewis made her LPGA title debut one to remember when she won the first major championship of 2011 at Mission Hills Country Club, beating then-number one Yani Tseng of Taiwan.</p> <p>That triumph launched the Texan on a trajectory that saw her supplant Tseng atop the rankings after her triumph at the LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix earlier this month. She thinks it's better to worry about winning than staying there.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/golf-world-no-1-lewis-aims-another-major-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Women's British Open Yani Tseng AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 04:30:05 +0000 5801301 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Choi, Pettersen, Ewart Shadoff share LPGA lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/golf-choi-pettersen-ewart-shadoff-share-lpga-lead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Na Yeon Choi, Suzann Pettersen and Jodi Ewart Shadoff fired four-under par 68s Thursday to share the first round lead at the LPGA Kraft Nabisco, the first major of the season.</p> <p>Both South Korea's Choi and Norway's Pettersen had four birdies with no bogeys on the par-72 Dinah Shore tournament course at Mission Hills, while England's Ewart Shadoff had six birdies and two bogeys.</p> <p>Ewart Shadoff had seized the outright lead with four holes to play thanks to a four-birdie burst starting at the par-five 11th, but she gave back a stroke with her second bogey of the day at the 16th.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/golf-choi-pettersen-ewart-shadoff-share-lpga-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Suzann Pettersen Yani Tseng AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 03:15:04 +0000 5802450 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Choi, Pettersen, Ewart Shadoff share LPGA lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/golf-choi-pettersen-ewart-shadoff-share-lpga-lead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Na Yeon Choi, Suzann Pettersen and Jodi Ewart Shadoff fired four-under par 68s Thursday to share the first round lead at the LPGA Kraft Nabisco, the first major of the season.</p> <p>Both South Korea's Choi and Norway's Pettersen had four birdies with no bogeys on the par-72 Dinah Shore tournament course at Mission Hills, while England's Ewart Shadoff had six birdies and two bogeys.</p> <p>Ewart Shadoff had seized the outright lead with four holes to play thanks to a four-birdie burst starting at the par-five 11th, but she gave back a stroke with her second bogey of the day at the 16th.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/golf-choi-pettersen-ewart-shadoff-share-lpga-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Hospitality Professional golf tours Yani Tseng AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 04:45:24 +0000 5802476 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Miyazato aims to defend her Hawaii crown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/golf-miyazato-aims-defend-her-hawaii-crown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's Ai Miyazato is back to defend her crown at the LPGA Tour's LOTTE Championship after beating Azahara Munoz and Meena Lee by four strokes to claim the inaugural title in 2012.</p> <p>Miyazato birdied three of the final six holes to close with a two-under 70 and capture her eighth career LPGA Tour title.</p> <p>South Korea's Lee and Spain's Munoz shared second place at the Ko Olina Golf Club. The 144 players in the field this week will compete for $1.7 million in prize money with the winner collecting $225,000.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/golf-miyazato-aims-defend-her-hawaii-crown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Human Interest LPGA Yani Tseng AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 01:46:47 +0000 5817948 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn seizes LPGA lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/golf-thailands-ariya-jutanugarn-seizes-lpga-lead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thai teenager Ariya Jutanugarn struck an eagle and seven birdies in an eight-under par 64 on Wednesday to grab a one-shot lead after the first round of the LPGA Lotte Championship.</p> <p>Ariya hit six birdies in her first nine holes, her only miscue of the day a bogey at the par-four 10th. But she bounced back with an eagle at the par-five 14th, where she drained a 20-footer.</p> <p>"I had a really good front nine, but I just wanted to make more birdies," said the 17-year-old, who was hoping to beat her personal best of eight-under for a round.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/golf-thailands-ariya-jutanugarn-seizes-lpga-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Suzann Pettersen Yani Tseng AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 06:16:19 +0000 5819012 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: LPGA North Texas Shootout scores http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/golf-lpga-north-texas-shootout-scores <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leading first-round scores on Thursday in the North Texas LPGA Shootout (USA unless noted):</p> <p>64 - Caroline Masson (GER)</p> <p>66 - Carlota Ciganda (ESP)</p> <p>67 - Mo Martin, Hur Mi-Jung (KOR), Kristy McPherson, Felicity Johnson (ENG), Park In-Bee (KOR)</p> <p>68 - Park Hee-Young (KOR), Taylor Coleman, Christina Kim</p> <p>69 - Kang Hae-Ji (KOR), Moira Dunn, Angela Stanford, Jessica Korda, Tseng Ya-ni, Azahara Munoz (ESP)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/golf-lpga-north-texas-shootout-scores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf LPGA Yani Tseng AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:46:01 +0000 5825599 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: LPGA North Texas Shootout scores http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/golf-lpga-north-texas-shootout-scores <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leading second-round scores on Friday in the North Texas LPGA Shootout (USA unless noted, par-71):</p> <p>135 - Caroline Masson (GER) 64-71</p> <p>136 - Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 66-70</p> <p>137 - Moriya Jutanugarn (THA) 71-66, Park In-Bee (KOR) 67-70, Kathleen Ekey 70-67</p> <p>138 - Feng Shanshan (CHN) 71-67, Brittany Lincicome 70-68, Jessica Korda 69-69, Tseng Ya-ni (TPE) 69-69, Park Hee-Young 68-70</p> <p>139 - Ryu So-Yeon (KOR) 71-68, Choi Na-Yeon (KOR) 70-69, Seo Hee-Kyung (KOR) 70-69, Angela Stanford 69-70</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/golf-lpga-north-texas-shootout-scores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf LPGA Yani Tseng AFP Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:46:38 +0000 5826503 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Germany's Masson clings to LPGA lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/golf-germanys-masson-clings-lpga-lead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's Caroline Masson endured a tough finish but still held on to the lead at the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout on Friday at the halfway stage.</p> <p>Masson, a rookie on the US women's tour, followed up a bogey-free first-round 64 with an even par 71 for a seven-under total of 135 -- one stroke in front of Carlota Ciganda of Spain.</p> <p>Ciganda, the Rookie of the Year on the Ladies European Tour in 2012, fired a one-under 70 for 136.</p> <p>"I didn't play as good as yesterday, but I expected that after that round yesterday," Masson said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/golf-germanys-masson-clings-lpga-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Honda LPGA Thailand Human Interest Yani Tseng AFP Sat, 27 Apr 2013 03:31:42 +0000 5826521 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Shin returns to defend LPGA Kingsmill crown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/golf-shin-returns-defend-lpga-kingsmill-crown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World number one Park In-Bee and defending champion Shin Jiyai headline a stellar field for the $1.3 million LPGA Kingsmill Championship that starts Thursday.</p> <p>All of the top-10 players in the world rankings are competing as the LPGA plays its first tournament on the US East Coast this season.</p> <p>Shin won last year's title in dramatic fashion, finally triumphing over Paula Creamer on the ninth hole of a sudden death playoff.</p> <p>That came on a Monday morning after darkness halted play with the two still deadlocked through eight playoff holes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/golf-shin-returns-defend-lpga-kingsmill-crown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Human Interest Paula Creamer Yani Tseng AFP Wed, 01 May 2013 20:15:46 +0000 5829466 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: China's Feng set to defend LPGA Championship crown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130606/golf-chinas-feng-set-defend-lpga-championship-crown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feng Shanshan, who became China's first major golf champion by capturing last year's LPGA Championship, returns to defend her title at the $2.25 million event starting Thursday.</p> <p>Seventh-ranked Feng and the rest of the world's top 50 players will take aim at a $337,500 top prize at Locust Hill Country Club, where Feng fired the best round of last year's event, a five-under 67, on Sunday to win by two shots.</p> <p>"My life hasn't been really changed," Feng said. "People didn't know much about golf in China, so we had a great chance to promote it."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130606/golf-chinas-feng-set-defend-lpga-championship-crown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Human Interest Se Ri Pak Yani Tseng AFP Thu, 06 Jun 2013 11:29:29 +0000 5851840 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: LPGA Championship scores http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130607/golf-lpga-championship-scores <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leading first-round scores here on Friday in the LPGA Championship (USA unless noted, par-72):</p> <p>67 - Chella Choi (KOR)</p> <p>68 - Shin Jiyai (KOR), Morgan Pressel</p> <p>69 - Brittany Lincicome</p> <p>70 - Jessica Korda, Pak Se-Ri (KOR)</p> <p>71 - Hur Mi-Jung (KOR), Chie Arimura (JPN), Angela Stanford, Lee Il-Hee (KOR), Laura Davies (ENG), Anna Nordqvist (SWE), Catriona Matthew (SCO), Lexi Thompson, Amy Yang (KOR)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130607/golf-lpga-championship-scores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf LPGA Yani Tseng AFP Sat, 08 Jun 2013 03:21:30 +0000 5852892 at http://www.globalpost.com