Four down, 11 to go for Yani
Yani Tseng, who won her 4th major on Sunday, still has to win 11 more if she is going to match Patty Berg’s all-time record.
Yani Tseng, who won her 4th major on Sunday, still has to win 11 more if she is going to match Patty Berg’s all-time record of 15.
Even modern-day pace setter Annika Sorenstam’s 10 majors is still six victories away, but apart from Tseng’s ability to hit her drives further than a good few men on the US PGA and European Tours, the Taiwanese star, who on Sunday galloped to a runaway 10-shot victory in her 4th and the season’s second major, the Wegmans LPGA Championship, she has plenty of time on here side
At 22, she is the youngest-ever winner of four majors and will thus have plenty of time to chase down major records
Berg was 23 when she claimed the 4th of her 15 majors and fellow American Tiger Woods and South Korea’s Se Ri Pak both 24 when they reached that mark.
Berg, Mickey Wright, with the next best number of major victories at 13 and Louise Suggs who is third with 11, were all 20th Century golfers and the most successful of the 21st’s century major champions behind the now retired Sorrenstam, are American veteran Juli Inkster and Australian Karrie Webb with seven major titles each.
Britain’s Laura Davies is her nation’s most successful modern major winner with four.
Here is a list of all woman golfers who have won four majors and more:
15 Patty Berg (USA)
13 Mickey Wright (USA)
11 Louise Suggs (USA)
10 Annika Sorenstam (Sweden), Babe Zaharias (USA)
8 Betsy Rawls (USA)
7 Juli Inkster (USA), Karrie Webb (Australia)
6 Pat Bradley (USA), Betsy King (USA), Patty Sheehan (USA), Kathy Whitworth (USA)
5 Amy Alcott (USA), Pak Se-ri (South Korea)
4 Susie Berning (USA), Donna Caponi (USA), Laura Davies (Britain) (USA), Sandra Haynie (USA), Meg Mallon (USA), Hollis Stacy (USA), Yani Tseng (Taiwan) (USA)
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