The U.S. LPGA Tour says defending champion and formerly top-ranked Yani Tseng has withdrawn from the Kia Classic after missing her pro-am tee time on Wednesday.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-am.
Tseng says she was excited to compete this week to defend her title and attempt to regain the No. 1 ranking.
On Sunday, Stacy Lewis ended Tseng's 109-week run at No. 1 when she won the Founders Cup in Phoenix.
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 As a result, Tseng was withdrawn from the Kia Classic, per LPGA regulations.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...
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...