Yani Tseng wins British, is latest to take the LPGA reigns

Shane Bacon

All season it seems that when talking about the LPGA, the conversation turns to "the next big star." The tour needs a dominant champion, we can all agree on that; someone that can turns heads like a Tiger Woods or a Phil Mickelson.

On Sunday at the Women's British Open, it seemed that young Yani Tseng might have finally captured that title and run with it. Tseng's victory at Royal Birkdale came down to something she'd been all week: steady. A big drive on the 18th found a bunker that Tseng seemed surprised even came into play, but a pitch out, a shot just over the green and a two-putt par clinched her third major championship, and second in 2010.

The win wasn't the easiest. Sure, she only made four bogeys all week, with three coming in the final round, and Katherine Hull was an absolutely cruel lip-out away on 17 from a playoff, but it came down to clutchness, and her final putt on the 72nd hole was exactly why she seems to be winning all these big tournaments.

So, is Tseng the queen of the LPGA? You'd have to think so. She's finished out of the top 20 just twice all season, and both her wins have come at majors. With all the talk around the LPGA focusing on names like Michelle Wie and Morgan Pressel, it is Tseng that has emerged as the youngster that can finish.

While the LPGA might still be looking for that one symbol to hang its hat on, Yani is definitely the player to beat, and deservedly so. She now has more majors wins than Lorena Ochoa and Cristie Kerr, and Tseng is only 21.