Yani Tseng Is Funny!
By mustang6560 on 4/5/12
Yani Tseng attended the Golf Writers Association of America annual dinner last night to accept her Female Player of the Year award. During her acceptance speech, the world number one female golfer made a funny at the expense of Hank Haney, Tiger Woods' former swing coach.
Tseng delivered one of the best lines of the night when she implored her swing coach Gary Gilchrist to not “write a book about me in the next five years.” It was a reference to Hank Haney, whose tell-all tome about his years teaching Tiger Woods hit bookstores last week, much to the chagrin of Woods and his handlers. The book, as it happens, was ghostwritten by Jaime Diaz of Golf Digest, who picked up the PGA of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism. Diaz was in the house Wednesday night, and so was Mark Steinberg, Woods’s longtime agent, who managed to put aside any ill will and applaud Diaz as the writer accepted his award.Despite all of the criticism - some nice, some not so nice - "The Big Miss" will debut at number one on the New York Times Best Seller Print and E-Book nonfiction list on April 15, according to GolfDigest.com. I expected to see Hank's tell-all book to hit number one eventually, but I didn't expected it to reach the pinnacle so quickly.
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Duke of Hazards says:
ok, since no one else is chiming in, I will.... I like Yani. She's made a ton of effort as a Taiwanese born golfer to ingratiate herself to the golfing viewership. From everything I've seen, she's an extremely likeable and genuine person, loves America and strives to be accepted by the golf viewership and media. And, she's on pace to be the most accomplished golfer ever (male or female). Good on Luke Donald too. As boring (or apologetically, 'non-flashy') a sports figure as he is on the links, nice to see him broken out of his shell and has some comedy chops and doesn't take himself too seriously, seems like a fairly decent guy.
Speaking of genuinity, it's things like this (being candid, self-effacing, personable) that make people second guess writing a quasi- tell all book about you.
my friend met Yani after a tourney .... on the pro-am sponsors day afterwards. they were stuck in a rain shelter with a bunch of other golfers for a couple beers. he said she was totally down to earth and a very cool person. i sympathize with the pressure and public scrutiny that pros are always under, but its great to see people like Yani. the fact that she is a legend in the making adds that more lustre to her personality.
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