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Sunday
Nov192017

Lydia Ko Wraps Winless Season After Equipment, Teacher And Caddie Changes

I post this not to pick on Ko, who is still playing very nice golf, but merely as a follow-up to many posts last year at this time related to the superstar's restlessness.

Perhaps a year from now we'll be talking about her multi-win season, but for now, the multitude of changes did not pay off in a great 2017.

Randall Mell with a GolfChannel.com assessment featuring quotes from a mildly defensive Lydia Ko.

“Ever since Indy [in early September], I played really good and put myself in good positions,” Ko said. “I felt like the confidence factor was definitely higher than during the middle of the year. I had some opportunities, looks for wins.”

Sunday marked the end of Ko’s first winless season since she began playing LPGA events at 15 years old.
Let the record show, she left with a smile, eager to travel to South Korea to spend the next month with family after playing a charity event in Bradenton, Fla., on Monday.

She saw her run of 85 consecutive weeks at No. 1 end in June. She arrived in Naples holding on to the No. 8 ranking. She ends the year 13th on the LPGA money list with $1,177,450 in earnings.

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Reader Comments (9)

Competition's getting tougher.
If Lexi had got the two footer on Sunday there would have been 6 number ones on the Rolex rankings this year.
Ko Jutanargan Syu Park Feng plus.
Looking at past men's number ones, many don't make it back even into the top ten - Westwood Kaymer Donald Day Scott
It must be hard to stay really motivated.
While it didn't happen right away, going to Leadbetter was her downfall. It's going to take some time to undo all that damage.

Plus her parents need to start letting her make some decisions.
11.20.2017 | Unregistered CommenterPat(another one)
Why does this remind me of Yani Tseng?

DM
11.20.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDick Mahoon
Right on, DM. Lead poisoning once again…
11.20.2017 | Unregistered CommenterErik J. Barzeski
One of the great matches of all time would have been Ko vs. Moe Norman
If there are any players who got better switching to PXG, I can't think of them.
11.20.2017 | Unregistered CommenterWorthington
Pat Perez??

Lydia is in need of lead poison detox asap...unbelievable he got the PGA Teacher of the year award to boot. Yet another reason I shun joining that organization.
11.20.2017 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
Regarding PXG, I can't think of one either. Including a rich local who still has the usual 79 in a 54-hole event that he had with his AP2s. I saw a note at the RSM that Chris Kirk had ditched them. And but for a brainless double in the marsh on 16 that I saw, he could have won.
11.21.2017 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
Johnny
Been about a year that she has been away from Lead
11.22.2017 | Unregistered CommenterP Thomas

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