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Yani Tseng may lose #1 ranking
By mustang6560 on 3/14/13
Like Rory McIlroy, Yani Tseng is in jeopardy of losing her status as the number one player in the world.

She's ruled women's golf for the last 109 consecutive weeks, but both world No. 2 Na Yeon Choi and No. 3 Stacy Lewis have a chance to unseat Yani this week at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup.
If Choi wins, she will move to No. 1 if Tseng finishes fourth or worse. If Lewis wins, she will move to No. 1 if Tseng finishes third or worse.
But unlike Rory, she doesn't need to quit in the middle of a bad round to release the pressure valve.
"Last year, I really cared about world No. 1, and the people behind me, and whether they were going to catch me," said Tseng, who is the defending champ this week. "I looked at media, what fans were saying, and it just drove me crazy.

"This year, I'm going to prepare every week, and prepare to win. If I don't win, we go on to next week. I think that's why golf is so much fun. I'm not focused on world No. 1 anymore. I just want to have fun and enjoy this as much as I can and if I lose it, just get it back."
As I understand it, the pressure of being number one is huge. Both Rory and Yani have admitted as much lately. Heck, even former world number one Luke Donald recently said he's glad he's glad he's not No. 1 anymore. The only person in my era as a golf fan who has truly embraced the pressure that comes with the title of the best golfer in the world is Tiger Woods.

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[ comments ]
legitimatebeef says:
As long as she is having fun out there. That is all that really matters. That and making loads of cash.
Torleif Sorenson says:
Beef's right - everything is cyclical; it is extremely difficult to hang onto the top spot when the LPGA Tour has so many outstanding talents. A golfer can't get over-confident when things are going swimmingly, nor overly discouraged when the waters are choppy.
mjaber says:
I don't get something. Why does Choi need Tseng to finish lower than Lewis does?
srogers13 says:
mjaber, it probably also has to do with what is coming off from their points, i.e., Choi is losing more points from the tournament falling off than Lewis.
mantajim says:
Stacy dominated on Sunday and she's now #1.
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