watching yani tseng finish off a four-stroke victory at the ricoh women’s british open, it was difficult not to think about rory mcilroy. a month ago tseng and mcilroy were being talked about in the same sentence because, at age 22, both had romped to victories in major championships: rory in the u.s. open and yani in the wegmans lpga championship. but now, after winning her fifth lpga major (and fourth out of the last eight), tseng stands head and shoulders above not just mcilroy but anyone playing professional golf right now. this is not meant to compare her to the men—far from it—but it seems safe to say that the only truly dominant player on any pro tour ight now is tseng. and she is getting better, growing more confident. tseng stumbled out of the gate sunday at carnoustie, missing a three-foot par putt on no. 1, and made consecutive bogeys on nos. 12 and 13 to give a flicker of hope to a few others, then played the final five holes three under par. that’s championship material. who’s play- ing better golf right now? no one, that’s who. —Ron Sirak 01best in the world?
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