As first reported by Golfweek, Sidney Wolf, the general chairman of the Puerto Rico Open, expressed his intention to offer women’s No. 1 golfer Yani Tseng an invitation to play in his event next March. Last week Yani expressed interest in competing against the men on the PGA Tour. Yani is in transit back to the U.S. from her native Taiwan and can’t be reached, but in an e-mail statement to this site (which was first sent to Golfweek), Ernie Huang, Yani’s adviser, said while he hasn’t spoken to her yet, he doesn’t expect Yani to tee it up on the PGA Tour anytime soon.
Yani Tseng, the No. 1 ranked women’s golfer who has dominated this season with 11 worldwide wins, revealed to reporters after the second round of last week’s tournament (which she eventually won) that she would be interested in playing in a PGA Tour event to learn from the big boys. She may get her shot next March at the Puerto Rico Open, which is held the same week as the WGC at Doral.