“My favourite Major win was the British at Royal Birkdale. Before I had always come from behind but, in 2010, I had a four-shot lead so I was very nervous. Even now I think about it a lot and having a five-foot putt to win – I still don’t know how I did it.

The British is one of my favourite tournaments and I love Birkdale, the history and the course and it was a big honour to win there alongside all the other names there.

In Taiwan we have always had a link with Birkdale with Mr Lu and I even hit it in the same bunker as he did on 18 on the Sunday. I sometimes watch the Major wins on tape but I love watching any golf on TV, I have the Golf Channel on all the time.

It is like I’ve been trying to be perfect and am not playing golf. “I feel like I want to enjoy myself more on the course again. That is obviously easy to say but less easy to do. This year I really feel more comfortable with my new coach, Claude Harmon, and trainer, David Donatucci, who also works with Michelle Wie and Stacy Lewis. I want to get back to playing with more feel, I have always been like that and the last couple of years I have been thinking too much about technique.

It is just not me, I care about my ball flight but the last couple of years it feels like I only care about my swing. It is like I’ve been trying to be perfect and am not playing golf.

I want to see the shot and feel the shot and play golf. I have been too picky on every bad shot and that’s not me but it’s hard to get rid of. When you are the No. 1 you want to be better but that’s not the way for me to be better.

“Hopefully I’ll be stronger and have learnt a lot in the last couple of years, I have spent a long time thinking about how I can get back. Now I am trying to be positive every day with self talk, when I do that it helps to get rid of the doubts. You see Rory and Tiger and realise that everyone has down periods and that helps me a lot.

I was No. 1 for a long time and there was a bit of relief to lose it but also some sadness. Stacy was playing so well so I was happy for her as well.

“You have to be great to win a tournament on the LPGA Tour. Lydia Ko works really hard and is a great kid. I kind of see a little bit of me in that she enjoys playing so much, she is so consistent in every part of her game and wants to get better. She will push all of us to get better and make all of us work harder.

She is like Inbee Park, straight down every fairway. I’d love to join the competition again.
“I still see Annika (Sorenstam) in Lake Nona and we will chat a little bit before the season starts. Before I became No. 1 she helped me to balance my life better and see where I could make more improvements.

“I live in the States so I try to learn some new English words every day. Maybe I speak too much now. I love watching movies and people being interviewed, I need more vocabulary.
A good 2015 would be to win a tournament again – it’s been a long time and I need to get my confidence back. Hopefully I can win more than one!”

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