Tseng looking for hometown inspiration
BY Bruce Young | 24 Oct 2013
The LPGA Tour is in Chinese Taipei this week for the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship with Yani Tseng looking to use the motivation of a ’hometown’ event to build on one or two more respectable finishes of late.
Having dominated the women’s game for nearly two years when world number one for 109 weeks until early 2013, Tseng has dropped to number 25 in the world ranking her last victory coming more than 18 months ago.
She did, though, finish 3rd in this event last year and won its inaugural staging in 2011 so she will be looking to use those memories and fan support to add to her recent 6th place in China and 9th place finish in Oregon.
Amazingly, especially given the gap that existed a few months ago, defending champion, Suzann Pettersen, has closed within striking distance of Inbee Park in world ranking terms. Given she has been only once outside the top ten in her last ten starts then Pettersen looks a great chance to win this event for the second occasion.
Karrie Webb takes a week off but Katherine Hull-Kirk, Lindsey Wright and Sarah Jane Smith are in the field with Hull-Kirk looking to build on an improved showing early in last week’s tournament.