Top-ranked Yani Tseng is counting on a hometown advantage in the Taiwan Championship this week to get her first tournament title since March.
Tseng's success, including two majors each in 2010 and 2011, helped Taiwan land its first LPGA Tour event, and she won the inaugural event last year by five strokes. She wouldn't mind if the second tournament starting Thursday at Sunrise Golf and Country Club near the island's northwest coast comes with more than a breeze.
''The stronger the wind, the better I play,'' she said Tuesday. Tseng grew up in the area.
Tseng has struggled since winning three of her first five tournaments this year, but the LPGA Tour's return to Asia this month has seen a lift in her confidence and results.
In the Sime Darby Malaysia two weeks ago, she was eased by the appearance of her coach Gary Gilchrist, and felt positive about a tie for 49th. Her mother and sister were on hand in South Korea last week to provide more good vibes as she finished third, one stro...