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Puerto Rico a no go, says Yani’s advisor
Yani Tseng has had a permanent smile etched on her face this season. Until now.
While many people seemed happy to give this year's 11-time champion the green light to tee up against the men at next year’s Puerto Rico Open, her advisor has quickly slammed the breaks on the matter.
Just days after learning that tournament chairman, Sidney Wolf, was ready to invite the female World No.1 to play in the PGA Tour event scheduled for March, Tseng’s close family friend Ernie Huang revealed he’s already rejected the offer on her behalf.
“We appreciate that Puerto Rico has responded so soon, but she has more goals to accomplish, such as completing the Grand Slam and qualifying for the Hall of Fame,” said Huang.
“To play on the PGA Tour now will be too much distraction for her.”
It would seem the team around Tseng - who confirmed herself that she would love the opportunity to test her game against the boys - have not yet sat around the table to discuss the matter together.
One person who echoes Tseng’s vision is father Tseng Mao-hsin, who revealed he would not oppose his daughter playing in a PGA event so long as it does not conflict with her LPGA schedule.
“I believe her presence in a PGA tournament would contribute to an expansion of her career,” said Mao-hsin.
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