In a major coup, former Rolex World No.1 Yani Tseng is returning to Gold Coast, for the 2014 Volvik RACV Ladies Masters.
Tseng, who first started playing in the event as a 16-year-old amateur, has a superb record at RACV Royal Pines Resort. In seven appearances she has won once (2011) and posted another three top 5 finishes.
Tseng has been a superstar of women’s professional golf since 2010. In 2011, the Taiwanese player was dominating the women’s game. She started the year off perfectly with back-to-back wins in the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open and Volvik RACV Ladies Masters. Following the two wins in Australia, she fulfilled one of her dreams, to become No.1 in the World. She was unstoppable for the majority of the year, capturing 11 titles worldwide in total. By the middle of the year, she became the youngest player, male or female, to win five majors.
During the 2012 and 2013 seasons Tseng suffered a series of nagging injuries which yielded only ten top ten finishes. With USD $9,376,000 in official prize money to her credit Tseng has now regained her fitness and ready for a big season in 2014 commencing at one of her favorite tour stops at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, February 6-9.
Tournament Chairman Bob Tuohy said “We have known Yani for so many years, we have been a great supporter of her during her amateur career and she has been during her professional career, it is fantastic news that she is returning once again in 2014.”
Tseng joins defending champion Karrie Webb, Americans Jessica Korda and Cheyenne Woods, Swede Caroline Hedwall and England’s Charley Hull as players confirmed.
The event will once again be played under the co-sanction status with the Ladies European Tour and Australian Ladies Professional Golf.
The Volvik RACV Ladies Masters is supported by Tourism and Events Queensland as part of a growing calendar of sporting, cultural and regional events throughout the State.
The Volvik RACV Ladies Masters will be broadcast from the Gold Coast by ABC Sport, live throughout Australia, on Saturday 8 February between 2:00pm to 6:00pm and Sunday 9 February between 2:00pm to 6:00pm.