LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan today congratulated Yani Tseng on winning her second-consecutive Rolex Player of the Year award at the inaugural Sunrise LPGA Championship in her native Taiwan. Tseng becomes the eighth player in LPGA Tour history to win back-to-back Rolex Player of the Year awards and the 11th player in history to win multiple Player of the Year awards. She will formally accept the honor at a reception during the season-ending CME Group Titleholders at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.
"It feels very special for me to have the award announced in Taiwan," Tseng said. "I feel like especially this week I can be sure to honor all of the fans in Taiwan and I really appreciate the LPGA Tour for giving me the opportunity. It meansa lot to me especially because I won it two years in a row and I never even thought last year I would win it. I set out a goal in the beginning of the year to hopefully win it again and I do my best every tournament. It feels really different because last year it came down to the very last tournament but this time it is five weeks earlier and it keeps me really relaxed."
Courtois Straight Through to the Semis
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