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  • Yani Tseng opened Honda LPGA Thailand with 66 to share lead

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf13 hrs ago

    Yani Tseng, nice to see you again atop a LPGA leaderboard.

    Shooting an opening 6-under 66 on Thursday, Tseng shares the lead after Round 1 of the Honda LPGA Thailand with Stacy Lewis and Brittany Lang.

    ''Could be better, could be worse,'' said Tseng. ''I miss(ed) couple short putts, but I just tell myself to smile and let it go.''

    Tseng, a five-time major winner and former No. 1, has slipped to 90th in the Rolex Rankings as she has lost her game, in part because she struggled with the pressure of the world's top ranking. However, she is now working with a new teacher, Claude Harmon III, and a new trainer, David Donatucci, in hopes of regaining her form and confidence.

    “They just keep me so relaxed and believing in myself,” she said. “I know I can do it. I just need my swing good. (And when) I swing good, I just need to be mentally very tough. So I’m working on my mental (game) and trying to be tougher and tougher out there.”

    If there's a place for Tseng to break through again, it's in Thailand. In seven career starts, she has two wins and has never finished outside the top seven.

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  • Greg Norman: 'I doubt' Tiger Woods can return to top form

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf2 days ago

    Greg Norman knows a thing or two about dealing with mental scar tissue. He's faced huge letdowns on the biggest stages with the utmost class. So when he is speaking about the toll golf can take on a player's mind, he's an expert.

    Norman, a Hall of Famer who spent more than six years as the world's No. 1 golfer, told Matt Lauer on "The Today Show" on Tuesday that he doesn't think Tiger Woods will ever return to top form.

    "Quite honestly, I doubt it," Norman said. "Not the way he was in 2000 on for eight or nine years."

    The 60-year-old expressed what's become a common sentiment: something is wrong with Woods' head.

    "Mentally he's a little unraveled," Norman said.

    “Imagine with what we’ve seen since December of last year, with his short game [and] chipping," Norman continued. "Imagine standing over the back of the 12th green at Augusta National, and you’ve got to chip it down there, Rae’s Creek right in front of you, or the back of the 15th of Augusta National . . . all those gremlins are going to be sitting in his head.”

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