Tearful ‘Pride of Taiwan’ seeks home comfort

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An emotional world number one Yani Tseng is hoping home advantage at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship can help break a demoralising, seven-month winless streak that moved her to tears this week.
Last year the diminutive “Pride of Taiwan” capped a brilliant season with her seventh and final win of the year in front of sell-out crowds at Sunrise Golf and Country Club, in the island’s north.
But Tseng, 23, has stumbled this year with no wins since March, including 11 straight tournaments without a top-10 finish and three missed cuts.
At a pre-tournament event, the severe pressure became apparent as Tseng — whose motto is “Keep smiling” — fought back tears when discussing her struggles. “I just want to let people know this is not easy but I’m still working really hard and doing my best to keep world number one and to really enjoy the life,” she told journalists.