Pettersen Wins By Five In Taiwan

YANG MEI, TAIWAN | If Inbee Park, with three major championships in 2013, will be the LPGA player of the year, the player of the second half of 2013 is undoubtedly Suzann Pettersen. The Norwegian won the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday, her 14th career LPGA victory and her fourth this year – three of them coming since September and including the season’s final major, the Evian Championship. As a result, Pettersen rose to No. 2 in the world on the Rolex Rankings, a place that has been familiar to her through the years. “Yeah, being No. 2 is pretty much the first loser and I’ve been No. 2 behind four great No. 1s,” said
Pettersen. “I’ve been No. 2 behind Annika (Sörenstam), I was No. 2 behind Lorena (Ochoa), I was No. 2 behind Yani (Tseng) and I’m 2 behind Inbee (Park).” But with her fast rush toward the end of the year, Pettersen says she’s more prepared to be No. 1 when and if the time comes. “The first couple times I felt maybe a little bit immature,” said Pettersen. “I didn’t feel quite ready to take on that role. Now, I feel my game is progressing. It’s getting stronger.


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