This week, the LPGA Tour will make its last stateside stop of the season in Alabama, before heading over to Asia for the last four weeks of the year.
It's only fitting: Asian players have already made themselves quite at home on tour this season, winning the LPGA's last nine events. After Jiyai Shin's win at the Women's British Open, Asian-born players now make up eight of the game's top 10.
Yani Tseng, the slumping World No. 1, thinks she has an explanation. Speaking to The Golf Channel's Randall Mell on Wednesday, prior to the Navistar Classic, she suggested that the work ethic of Asian players has led to their dominance on Tour.
“Asian players train so hard,” Tseng said. “Most of the time, on Monday mornings, the only people you see on the range are Asians. I mean, only see Asians.”Tseng tees off Thursday at noon alongside Americans Brittany Lincicome and Lexi Thompson, the defending champion.