Latest From GolfDigest.com
Latest From The Loop
Twitter
Books
  • Lines of Charm: Brilliant And Irreverent Quotes, Notes, And Anecdotes from Golf's Golden Age Architects
    Lines of Charm: Brilliant And Irreverent Quotes, Notes, And Anecdotes from Golf's Golden Age Architects
  • The Future of Golf: How Golf Lost Its Way and How to Get It Back
    The Future of Golf: How Golf Lost Its Way and How to Get It Back
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design
    Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Art of Golf Design
    The Art of Golf Design
    by Michael Miller, Geoff Shackelford
  • Alister MacKenzie's Cypress Point Club
    Alister MacKenzie's Cypress Point Club
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Golden Age of Golf Design
    The Golden Age of Golf Design
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Good Doctor Returns: A Novel
    The Good Doctor Returns: A Novel
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • Masters of the Links: Essays on the Art of Golf and Course Design
    Masters of the Links: Essays on the Art of Golf and Course Design
  • The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture
    The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture
    by Geoff Shackelford
Current Reading
  • The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta
    The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta
    by Gil Capps
  • His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir
    His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir
    by Dan Jenkins
  • Professional Golf 2014: The Complete Media, Fan and Fantasy Guide
    Professional Golf 2014: The Complete Media, Fan and Fantasy Guide
    by Daniel Wexler
  • Every Shot Counts: Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy
    Every Shot Counts: Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy
    by Mark Broadie
Classics
  • Golf Architecture in America: Its Strategy and Construction
    Golf Architecture in America: Its Strategy and Construction
    by Geo. C. Thomas
  • The Course Beautiful : A Collection of Original Articles and Photographs on Golf Course Design
    The Course Beautiful : A Collection of Original Articles and Photographs on Golf Course Design
    Treewolf Prod
  • Reminiscences Of The Links
    Reminiscences Of The Links
    by Albert Warren Tillinghast, Richard C. Wolffe, Robert S. Trebus, Stuart F. Wolffe
  • Gleanings from the Wayside
    Gleanings from the Wayside
    by Albert Warren Tillinghast
  • Planet Golf USA: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America
    Planet Golf USA: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America
    by Darius Oliver
  • Planet Golf: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses Outside the United States of America
    Planet Golf: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses Outside the United States of America
    by Darius Oliver
Writing And Videos
Feedblitz
Enter your Email


Powered by FeedBlitz
« 10th Hole Scatter Chart Autopsy, Northern Trust Second Round | Main | Ray Floyd On WGHOF: "There are guys in there that it's a joke." »
Friday
Feb152013

What If Lydia Ko Wins?

The 15-year-old phenom is one back heading into the final two rounds of the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open.

Chris Barclay's game story suggests she faced some excruciatingly slow play.

As an amateur there is some question what a win in an LPGA co-sanctioned event would mean and Randall Mell considered the various options if she wins and says she would earn a two-year exemption, pending a successful waiver granting by Commissioner Mike Whan.

You can view Ko's post round interview here. She's definitely wise beyond her 15 years.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (6)

Slow play on the LPGA.....................shocker.
"As an amateur there is some question what a win in an LPGA co-sanctioned event would mean..."

Is somebody forgetting that last year she won a fully sanctioned LPGA event - the CN Canadian Open? The Canadian Open is also, arguably, a semi-major with a very strong field.
02.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterWayne
She is tied for the lead going into the last round. I will be pulling for her.
Wayne, yes, apparently they did forget.
02.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
The LPGA should let her "bank' her exemption until 1.) she is 18 and of age to join the LPGA; or 2.) if she goes to college, let her exercise her exemption once she decides to play professinally. The winner will be the LPGA. There could be plenty of worse decisions. If she is not ready to "give up" the rest of her young life to join the grind of the LPGA and chase the $$$$ (can you say Michelle Wie?), then the wise thing would be let her 'bank' it, she earned it.
no decision required. the double on first hole was hard to overcome. continued best wishes for this amazing young lady

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.