by Jeff Skinner
The best golfer in the world right now doesn’t play on the PGA Tour, does not have membership on The European Tour and certainly isn’t that dude in the red shirt that the world likes to focus on.
The best golfer in the world right now is a Yani Tseng of the LPGA Tour. If you want to call Luke Donald or Lee Westwood or Rory McILroy or Tiger the best you’d be wrong, very wrong. They may be the best male golfer but no golfer is dominating their competition like Yani Tseng.
Yani Tseng won her second consecutive Women’s British Open Championship today to bring her career major total to five. She is the youngest golfer, man or woman, to reach five majors so soon. She is 22 years old and really at the start of her long career.
This is her second major of this season (Wegman’s LPGA Championship) and her fourth win in the last eight majors played. It’s her fourth win on the LPGA this year and still leaves her with only the U.S. Women’s Open left to complete the Career Grand Slam.
After an opening bogey Tseng played solid golf to finish three under for the day while playing partner Caroline Masson showed the nerves of playing in only her second major. Masson struggled from the start and only managed to finish with a 78 after she closed with two birdies.
Carnoustie didn’t live up to its”Carnasty” reputation as fair weather let the women shoot some low scores. Tseng carded twenty birdies, two eagles to go with only eight bogeys on what normally is the toughest course in the world.
Tseng continues to be the superstar that no one knows. Get used to seeing her face. It usually has a smile on it and she’s usually holding a trophy.