Yani Tseng unleashed her new, more powerful swing at Royal Melbourne on Monday, playing nine holes of practice to hone the tweaks to her technique and familiarize herself with the sandbelt course that will host the Women's Australian Open this week.
Tseng started 2011 with a title at the Women's Australian Open and went on to win a total of 12 tournaments, including two majors and seven on the LPGA Tour to finish with the No. 1 ranking by a wide margin.
The 23-year-old Taiwanese golfer started preparing for the 2012 Australian tournament - which on Thursday kicks off a three-week Asian swing before the LPGA Tour moves to U.S. soil next month in Arizona - by watching how Tiger Woods and Co. handled Royal Melbourne Golf Club's Composite course during the Presidents Cup in November.
''I watched many holes and ... I learnt a lot from the TV,'' she said Tuesday. ''I know which places you better not go and the strategy to play. It worked out pretty well.
''You are going to use a lot o...