Taiwanese golfer Yani Tseng is not worried about the chances of losing her top ranking on the LPGA Tour, believing it may even turn her disappointing results around.
The five-time major winner has been No. 1 for more than two years, but South Korean Na Yeon Choi and American Stacy Lewis, who captured the HSBC Women's Champions on Sunday, are rapidly closing the gap.
In the new rankings released Monday, Tseng had 9.53 average world-ranking points, while Choi had 8.85 and Lewis was just behind with 8.84, jumping from fourth to third.
Choi and Lewis have made up serious ground recently. At this time last year, Tseng topped the rankings with 16.69 average points, with Choi far back at 9.03 in second and Lewis at 6.23 in the eighth spot.
Tseng said Sunday the pressure of being No. 1 for so long had taken a toll on her, contributing to her mid-season slump last year. She hasn't won a tournament since the Kia Classic last March.
''It's tough and it's very lonel...