CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -- In many ways, the four-stroke victory Sunday by Yani Tseng in the Ricoh Women's British Open was more impressive than her 10-stroke romp in the Wegman's LPGA Championship six weeks ago. One was child's play, the other was a woman's work.
At Locust Hill CC in June, Tseng was hitting on all cylinders. At Carnoustie, in a July that could have passed for April, she bookended middle-round 66s with a pair of scrambling rounds in which she did what she had to do when she had to do it. And that's what being a champion is all about.
Tseng started the final round two strokes behind Caroline Masson, a 22-year-old from Germany who one day may be able to handle being in the last group of a major, but not today. An immediate hiccup by Yani, who is a much more battled-tested 22, came in the form of a missed three-foot par putt on No. 1, falling three back.