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Report: Tseng rejects $25 million Chinese offer

September 18, 2010

LPGA star Yani Tseng of Taiwan has rejected a $25 million endorsement contract from a Chinese concern that would have required her to change her citizenship to Chinese, the China Post is reporting.

The business was not named, but the Post reports that it has been courting Tseng for a year and that it tendered her a five-year $25 million contract, "plus the use of private jets and a luxury villa in Beijing, the father was quoted by Apple Daily as saying."

The caveat, becoming a Chinese citizen, was immediately rejected. "We cannot change the nationality," her father, Mao-hsin Tseng said, according to Apple Daily. "So we rejected it right away."

Tseng has won three tournaments in 2010, including two major championships -- the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the Women's British Open.

-- John Strege