Yani Tseng Defends at Women's British Open
During a week when multiple LPGA stars tore up an oft-difficult Carnoustie golf course in Scotland, defending Women's British Open Champion Yani Tseng came out on top once again. Tseng fired a 3-under 69 on Sunday's final round to post a tournament total of 16-under par 272, four stroke better than her closest rival Brittany Lang who posted a 276. Going in to the final round, however, Germany's Caroline Masson imploded on Sunday by recording a final round 78 before ultimately settling for a tie of fifth place.
Sunday's round of the day came from the United States' Katie Futcher, who fired an impressive 8-under 64 en route to a tie for 14th place in the tournament.
Tseng continues her record-breaking career by capturing her fifth major championship by the age of 23. Now, in the long, storied history of this game, no one has accomplished more at such a young age as Tseng.
"It feels really good," said Tseng in her televised trophy presentation. "It's my honor to win the British Open again."
This week's victory was the ninth of Tseng's young career and seventh of the 2011 season. Tseng remains solidly fixed at the top of the Rolex World Rankings and doesn't look to fall any time soon.