Tseng earns second successive LPGA player of the year award

Updated: Oct 19, 2011, 09:04 AM IST

Taipei: World number one Yani Tseng added another accolade to her glowing resume when she was named the LPGA Tour`s player of the year for a second consecutive time.

The occasion was even more meaningful for her as the announcement was made by commissioner Michael Whan ahead of this week`s inaugural Sunrise LPGA Championship in her native Taiwan.

"It feels very special for me," the 22-year-old Tseng said in a statement released by the LPGA. "...this week I can be sure to honour all of the fans in Taiwan and I really appreciate the LPGA Tour for giving me the opportunity."

Tseng, who will receive the award during the season-ending CME Group Titleholders tournament at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando from Nov. 17-20, has won six times on the LPGA Tour this year, including two majors.

Her victories at the LPGA Championship and the Women`s British Open lifted her career haul of majors to five.

Tseng has produced 12 top-10 finishes in 19 starts this season, won prize money of more than USD 2.5 million and leads the race for the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average.

Bureau Report