Defending the Title: World No. 1 Women’s Golfer Yani Tseng Claims British Open Crown, Becomes Youngest Golfer in History to Claim Five Majors

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We said it before, we’ll say it again. Move over Tiger.

Oakley’s World No. 1 Ranked Women’s Golfer Yani Tseng shot her way into the record books as the youngest professional golfer in history to claim five career major titles. The 22 year old successfully and boldly defended her Women’s British Open Title, passing Caroline Masson in the final round for the triumph.

Trailing Masson by two strokes as the final day set in, Yani made her charge, birdying on the third hole to bring the two to a tie at 13-under-par. But she wasn’t done. Her birdie on the sixth gave Yani her commanding lead.

After bogeys on No. 12 and 13 with birdies on 11 and 14, she powered her way to the 18th hole with a three-shot lead and sealed the deal with a birdie on the famous closing hole at Carnoustie.

Before earning her distinction as the youngest golfer to five majors, Yani already had the honor of being the youngest player in LPGA history to win four majors: 2008 LPGA Championship, 2010 Kraft Nabisco Championship, the 2010 RICOH Women’s British Open and the 2011 Wegmans LPGA Championship. Definitely more than awesome.

Congratulations to Yani on her huge win!

Youngest golfers to win five majors:
Yani Tseng ‘11 Women’s British Open 22 years, 6 months
Tiger Woods ‘00 PGA Championship 24 years, 7 months
Patty Berg ’43 Women’s Western Open 25 years, 4 months
Louise Suggs ‘49 U.S. Women’s Open 26 years, 18 days
Jack Nicklaus ‘66 Masters 26 years, 2 months
Karrie Webb ’01 U.S. Women’s Open 26 years, 6 months
Mickey Wright ’61 LPGA Championship 26 years, 8 months
Bobby Jones ’29 U.S. Open 27 years, 3 months

Author

Andrew De Lara

Date

July 30, 2011