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|Subject: Gary Gilchrist, Tsengs coach, likes that about her game Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:24 am|| |
Gary Gilchrist, Tsengs coach, likes that about her game
Christian was a project manager for Royal Caribbeans construction of the Oasis of the Seas, the largest cruise ship on the planet. We know what it is to be afraid, to be crazy with fear sometimes, but weve learned that you cant let it take over your life, Eli said.Theyve learned there can be so much joy after the pain. Does anyone play with more joy than Yani Tseng?Nobody smiles more when they play than Tseng.Theres a joy in her game that was easy to see in her runaway rout at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. driver taylormade r9 Gary Gilchrist, Tsengs coach, likes that about her game. He also likes that so much of her swing is an expression of who she is as a person.She plays golf like her personality, Gilchrist said. Shes very aggressive, and she goes at it hard.As aggressively as Tseng plays, theres a rhythm to her powerful swing that is a key to making her one of the best drivers on tour.The speed, the flow of the swing, I love that, Gilchrist said. Tseng isnt nearly as tall at Brittany Lincicome or Michelle Wie, doesnt have the long swing arc those big hitters have, but she creates a lot of speed with the lag in her move. Callaway FT-iQ Driver She ranks fifth on the LPGA tour in driving distance, averaging 270.5 yards per drive, just behind Wie (270.6) and Lincicome (271.5). Stephanie Kim is the longest hitter on tour so far this year, averaging 278.5 yards per drive. How many records will Tseng smash before shes finished?Back before the final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship, I wrote that somebody better step up and stop Tsengs momentum because she looked like she was on her way to becoming better than Babe Zaharias, Mickey Wright and Kathy Whitworth. It looked like another big victory could give her the confidence and momentum needed to make the games greatest players her only real rivals. TaylorMade TP Rescue 11 Yes, it seemed over the top, especially after Stacy Lewis came from behind to beat Tseng in the final round, but with Tsengs runaway at the Wegmans LPGA, she has now won four majors at 22, more than anyone that age except Young Tom Morris. The story seemed over the top because Tseng is so young to project that kind of success upon, but that was my point. At 22, shes got more than potential. Shes got time to go with the proven record.Despite Tsengs youth, there are only three active players in the womens game who have won more majors. Thats Juli Inkster (7), Karrie Webb (7) and Se Ri Pak (5). TaylorMade Rescue 2009 Which amateur do you like best at the ATT National this week?Theres a terrific amateur subplot at Aronimink.Patrick Cantlay isnt the only amateur wunderkind playing the ATT National on a sponsors exemption. Peter Uihleins also in the field.While Cantlay impressed with his low amateur finish at the U.S. Open and his run into contention shooting a second-round 60 at the Travelers last week, Uihleins equally accomplished. Cantlay won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the nations top collegian as a freshman at UCLA this past season, but Uihlen, a senior to be at Oklahoma State, is the reigning U.S. Amateur champ and No. 1 amateur in the nation. Uihlein beat Cantlay in the U.S. Amateur semifinals at Chambers Bay last summer.