Date: July 05, 2012

Tseng tees off hunting Grand Slam record

Breaking records is not a new concept to World Number 1 Yani Tseng. This week at the US Women&aposs Open at Blackwolf Run Golf Club in Kohler, Wisconsin, Tseng is bidding to become the youngest player to win all four of the Major Championships. The current women&aposs record holder, Australia&aposs Karrie Webb, achieved that at the age of 26 in 2001. Tiger Woods completed the same feat at the age of 24. Tseng turned 23 in January and admitted on Tuesday that she had thought about the Grand Slam record. “Yes, of course. It&aposs hard to not think about, because everybody is talking about it,” Tseng said. “But like I say, I&aposm not worried about what my result is this week, because I&aposm just going to have fun. To have fun and enjoy the Open. It&aposs very different than the other tournaments. Enjoy the golf course. There&aposs a big crowd here. It&aposs really hard. But try to not think about a result and just think about the process. I think that&aposs the most important thing for me this week.” Tseng&aposs best US Open finish was a tie for 10th at Oakmont and says she&aposs working on staying calm in what she describes as the “biggest week of the year.” “I think it&aposs nerves, nerves and pressure, because the very first tournament I watched is the U.S. Open when I was 13. And that year Juli Inkster won. So even now I still have that great memory when I was 13,” Tseng said. “So every year when I come to the U.S. Open I always feel more nerves and more pressure on this tournament. When I was 13 my dream was playing the U.S. Open. Now I&aposm trying to think to winning the U.S. Open. It&aposs a very big step for me to think this way.” The Taiwanese star has enjoyed her time on the Blackwolf Run layout so far and said her short irons would be a big factor. “The most important on this course is the second shot, how you&aposre hitting on the green with the spot because the green was huge and there&aposs so many slopes on the green and it was really hard to putt on this golf course.” “So I think you&aposve just got to be patient. Going to make a couple of 3 putts. But everybody is going to make 3 putts on this golf course, I think. Be patient is part of the most important thing to play in the Major,” she added.