Shanshan Feng among stars who came out of nowhere in 2012
Chinese Shanshan Feng is best known for her amazing playing style and willingness to put her best foot forward on the course.
Feng has emerged as one of the fast-learning stars on the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Tour. Aware of a string of competitions scheduled for the next season, the Chinese star
is bracing for tough times.
However, the most important factor that sometimes overshadows the young star's efforts is lack of media coverage, despite showing a tremendous performance in some of the tournaments in the
The 2012 season proved to be the most momentous of all, as Feng won her first LPGA title. She won the LPGA Championship—a major event—and grabbed the headlines, with most of the American stars
struggling to prove their worth.
Feng grabbed a two-stroke victory against Eun-Hee Ji, Stacy Lewis of the United States, Mika Miyazato and Suzann Pettersen.
Feng first came into prominence for her abilities in college golf. Right from the start, she has performed amazingly well and soon became an active player on the LPGA of Japan Tour.
Being part of local golf and the LPGA Japan Tour, Feng proved her mettle and helped her team win several prestigious events. In junior golf, Feng remained outstanding, as she managed to perform
well in different events.
The LPGA is not the only Tour where the Japanese golfer has shown her skills, she has done even better on the LET (Ladies European Tour).
Feng won titles at the World Ladies Championship 2012 and Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.
The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, which Feng was playing for the first time ever, saw her grab a five-stroke triumph against Dewi Clair Schreefe. Having got off to a stunning start that saw
Feng post a 66 in the first round, the star golfer kept the momentum going and registered a 65 on the second day.
Feng believes in herself and she has often talked about talent in China. She said that more and more golfers are emerging from Chine, which is a good sign
“You know, a lot juniors now they said now they believe they can be a pro and they want to come out of the country and play maybe in the States or Europe or Japan,” Feng said during Evian