Yani Tseng not only won her 10th World wide title of 2011, she also did it in front of the star's most loyal fans in her native land of Taiwan at the inaugural LPGA Taiwan Championship.
The World's No. 1 ranked female golfer closed out the event with a clean card, six-under 66 to take the victory by five strokes over Amy Yang and Azahara Munoz.
“I play really, really good today, I was bogey free,” said Tseng after her victory. “I wish this year would go on forever so I could win more. But I can always get better.”
Tseng, who was named the LPGA Tour Player of the Year for the second consecutive year earlier this month, added to her overall winnings with the $300,000 purse taking her to $2,873,629 for the year.
The 22-year old Taiwanese icon also donated $100,000 of her winnings to the Taiwan Golf Association to help continue to grow the game and support junior golf in her native country.
"It is a long road to develop and groom a golfer. Young golfers need as much support as possible to help them compete with the best from the rest of the world, in addition to their own commitment and hard work."
"I hope I can set an example so more people will follow suit to help chip in and contribute to this cause in an attempt to bring out more young talents."
Winning this event in Taiwan had to be a very special feeling for Tseng. The massive galleries were there to follow her and cheer her on virtually every shot she took.
She took a two stroke lead into the final round before pulling away to win by five strokes giving her a walk to remember I'm sure strolling up the 18th fairway in her home country.
“I could feel victory at the 18th hole, especially with so many fans yelling ‘go, go,”’ Tseng said. "So exciting, especially winning this tournament in front of all the big crowd from Taiwan."
"I really, really appreciated them coming today. It was a really, really huge crowd and all the people, I think all the players and all the people from the other country very enjoy this week."
With only three more event on the LPGA Tour's schedule, it is unclear how many Tseng will tee it up in coming down the home stretch of the 2011 season.
Victorious in her native country, over $2-million in earnings, locking up up her second consecutive Player of the Year. Tseng has proven that she is well deserving of the No. 1 ranking, and who knows what the rest of her career has in store for all of her fans around the globe.