Thursday, March 21, 2013

Yani Tseng Withdrawn from Kia Classic for Missing Pro-Am Tee Time

Can this week get any worse for former number one Yani Tseng?
First she saw her string of 109 weeks on top the Rolex Rankings come to an end, as Stacy Lewis replaced her as the number 1 player in the world.
Now she has been withdrawn from the Kia Classic, for missing her Pro-Am tee time.

LPGA rules state that a player has until the first player of her Pro-Am team tees off at the second hole to show up, or she is withdrawn from the tournament.

“I’m embarrassed to admit that I wasn’t feeling well last night and accidentally overslept and missed my tee time for the pro-am this morning,” Tseng said in a statement released by the LPGA. “I was extremely excited to compete this week to defend my title at the Kia Classic and to try to regain the No. 1 spot. This was an unfortunate mistake, and I want to apologize to Kia, my sponsors and all of the fans. The Kia Classic is one of my favorite tournaments and I have so many great memories in San Diego. I can’t wait to come back here next year.”

Yani won the Kia Classic last year, leaving the tournament without its defending champion.

1 comment:

  1. WOW. Talk about a bad string of events. Knowing Yani and her pride, this just might be the best thing to re-invigorate her game. It's looking like the KNC will be extra special