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Yani Tseng among Time's 100 most influential people

April 18, 2012

LPGA star Yani Tseng has been included on Time magazine's annual list, The 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Annika Sorenstam, her friend and the woman from whom Tseng bought her house in Lake Nona, outside Orlando, was commissioned to write the capsule. Sorenstam wrote:

"A rare talent with the ability to energize a new generation of LPGA fans, Yani will get even better as she gains experience. Her potential both as a player and as an ambassador for the game is limitless. While there's no way of knowing how many records she'll shatter, Yani's blend of skill, grace and work ethic will be a powerful force on the LPGA tour for years to come."

Tseng, 23, has become the most dominant player in golf, the winner of 15 LPGA events, five of them major championships.

Tseng, who is from Taiwan, was the only golfer to make the list, though Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were included in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

-- John Strege