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Defending champion and formerly top-ranked Yani Tseng was dropped from the Kia Classic field after missing her 9:10 a.m. pro-am tee time Wednesday.
''I'm embarrassed to admit that I wasn't feeling well last night and accidentally overslept and missed my tee time for the pro-am this morning,'' Tseng said in a statement released by the tour. ''I was extremely excited to compete this week to defend my title at the Kia Classic and to try to regain the No. 1 spot. This was an unfortunate mistake and I want to apologize to Kia, my sponsors and all of the fans.''
On Sunday, Stacy Lewis won the LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix to end Tseng's 109-week run at No. 1.
Tseng is winless in 23 events since her Kia Classic victory last year. The 15-time LPGA Tour winner tied for 59th last week in Phoenix. She opened the season with a second-place finish in the Women's Australian Open, tied for third in the LPGA Thailand and completed the Asian swing wi...
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Yani Tseng overslept on Wednesday and missed her 9:10 a.m. pro-am tee time. As a result, Tseng was withdrawn from the Kia Classic, per LPGA regulations.
Tseng, who lost her world No.1 ranking last week to Stacy Lewis, was the defending champion in the tournament at Carlsbad, Calif. She is traveling this week without manager Naya Hsu, who is typically by Tseng's side. Hsu is...
The U.S. LPGA Tour says defending champion and formerly top-ranked Yani Tseng has withdrawn from the Kia Classic after missing her pro-am tee time on Wednesday.
In a statement released by the tour, Tseng apologized for what she called ''an unfortunate mistake.''
She says she wasn't feeling well on Tuesday night, overslept and missed her tee time for the pro...