The numbers don't lie: The Grand Canyon-sized chasm that once existed between Yani Tseng and the rest of the world now resembles a crack in the sidewalk. She's beatable. And it could be only a matter of time before someone steps right over her.
At the start of 2012, top-ranked Tseng held a 7.34 points advantage over Suzann Pettersen in the Rolex Rankings. Tseng was 7.68 points clear of Na Yeon Choi and a whopping 10.87 ahead of No. 10 Stacy Lewis.
Fast forward to the end of 2012, however, and the landscape looked much different. Choi closed the gap to 1.91, a very manageable deficit for the 2012 US Women's Open champion. And Lewis, the 2012 LPGA Player of the Year, was 2.54 points behind Tseng.
Tseng, a 15-time tour winner, tried to be positive at the year-end Rolex awards banquet, where she was seated with the media but wasn't the story. The previous two seasons, Tseng had taken home the evening's biggest awards; in 2012, she took home Rolex's party favor...