HSBC Women’s World Championship 2018

Golf: How meticulous Feng Shanshan rose to the top of women's golf

Her competitive edge comes from tough slog to top, with missed cuts and having to uproot

Professional golfers hate missing the cut. There is no pay cheque for their week's work, so they pack their bags and leave as soon as possible. But Feng Shanshan stayed and walked.

Before she became the current master of women's golf, Feng was its meticulous student. She missed nine cuts - shooting a combined 61 over par - in her first 10 tournaments of her rookie season in 2008 yet returned to the course, taking mental notes of the leaders.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 03, 2018, with the headline 'The education of Feng'. Print Edition | Subscribe