Taiwan's Yani Tseng Finishes a Great Year

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Friday December 02, by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D.

I was happy to see when I was recently in the States that the newspaper, USA Today, spoke of Yani Tseng as from Taiwan. There was none of the usual "crap" that one sees saying that she represents Chinese Taipei or that she is from China etc. etc. She is from Taiwan, a separate country from that one across the Strait. (Imagine if Argentinian sportsmen or women had to be referred to as Spanish, Buenos Aires, if Peruvians sportspersons or teams were called Spanish Lima, or if Brazilians were called Portuguese Brasilia; you get the picture. There is only one reason that Taiwanese are saddled with Chinese Taipei and that is the wanna-be control freaks on the other side of the Strait.

That said, let's look at how Yani, now nominated for female athlete of the year (announced Dec. 25)competed in some 22 LPGA tournaments/events and won some 15 or so. Not bad for a 22 year old. If you want to vote, go to http://ussa.edu/ballots/athlete-of-the-year# Cheer her on.