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Tseng rolls to major No. 4

With her LPGA Championship title, Yani Tseng, 22, becomes the youngest to win four majors. “It’s very special,” she says.

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With her LPGA Championship title, Yani Tseng, 22, becomes the youngest to win four majors. “It’s very special,” she says.

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Yani Tseng wasn't satisfied with merely winning the LPGA Championship and, at 22, becoming the youngest to win four LPGA majors.

Once she made the turn with a 10-stroke lead Sunday, the best women's player in the world focused on making more history.

"I was like, 'What's a new goal for me?' " Tseng said. "And that's why I told myself I wanted to set a record, to make 20 under."

She missed by one stroke in one of her most dominating performances.

In closing with 6-under 66 to finish at 19-under 269, Tseng matched the LPGA record low at a major, most recently by Cristie Kerr a year ago when she shot the same score to win the tournament by 12 strokes.

Tseng can claim one mark as her own after bettering Se Ri Pak, who was 24 when she won her fourth major. Tiger Woods didn't win his fourth until he was 24.

"It's very special," Tseng said. "Now I'm thinking about a grand slam."

The top-ranked Tseng, who led after every round, won her second LPGA Championship and has won three of the tour's past six majors. The only major the star from Taiwan is missing is the U.S. Women's Open title, which she'll have an opportunity to complete her career slam in two weeks at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Morgan Pressel (71) was second, and Tampa's Cindy LaCrosse (77) fell from a tie for second to tie for 14th at 3 under. Seminole's Brittany Lincicome (69) tied for 20th at 2 under.

PGA: Fredrik Jacobson closed out his first tour title, shooting 4-under 66 in the Travelers Championship for a one-stroke victory over John Rollins (63) and Ryan Moore (63) in Cromwell, Conn. The Swede had one bogey in the tournament and finished at 20-under 260.

Nationwide: Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton won the Mexico Open in Leon, shooting 7-under 65 for a two-stroke victory over Richard H. Lee (69) at 17-under 271. Compton, 31, was diagnosed at age 9 with cardiomyopathy, an enlarging of the heart that hinders its ability to pump blood. He received a new heart in 1992, then the former Georgia star had another transplant in 2008.

European: Pablo Larrazabal birdied the fifth playoff hole to beat fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia at the BMW International Open in Munich. Garcia birdied No. 18 in regulation to shoot 4-under 68 and match Larrazabal (68) at 16-under 272.

Palm Harbor's Huston triumphs

ENDICOTT, N.Y. — Playing in just his third Champions Tour event, Palm Harbor's John Huston shot 7-under 65 to win the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.

He finished at 16-under 200 for a three-shot victory over Nick Price (66). It marked his first win since the PGA Tour's 2003 Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

"Every time you tee it up, in the back of your mind, you're hoping you'll win," said Huston, who turned 50 on June 1. "It certainly feels good to go ahead and get a win early."

Mark Wiebe (71), who entered with a two-shot lead, bogeyed Nos. 12-14 and finished four back.

Tseng rolls to major No. 4 06/26/11 [Last modified: Sunday, June 26, 2011 11:03pm]
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