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Feng thinks she's a guinea pig

Two-time Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia champion Shanshan Feng thinks she’s more of a guinea pig rather than a trailblazer for Chinese golf.

Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images

Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images

Feng was asked about her status as a role model for young golfers in China after winning the tournament for the second time at TPC Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

“I always tell the media that I don’t think I’m a pioneer; I think I’m a guinea pig! Like before me, there was nobody like trying, getting on the LPGA and actually experiencing tour life and all the others and the Olympics, too,” replied the bubbly golfer.

“So I do think that I’m a guinea pig – but I’m kind of a successful guinea pig! At least I’m still alive, I’m still here. After all my victories and of course the bronze medal at the Olympics, there were more people in China kind of focusing on and start watching golf now,” added Feng.

Feng has five LPGA titles to her name including the 2012 Wegmans LPGA Championship when she became the first Chinese golfer to win a Major. She intends to celebrate her latest victory with an expensive meal in Japan this week, where she is competing in the Toto Japan Classic.

“I love Japanese food. So I think I’m going to go for maybe — like normally I go to the second most expensive meat. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go for the most expensive meat next week,” she laughed.


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