Lydia KOs another coach
GOLF: Former world No.1 Lydia Ko knows she’s getting bagged for changing her support staff almost as much as her clubs.
The New Zealander (pictured) took an early joint lead in yesterday’s opening round of the Australian Open in Adelaide – with another new coach and another caddie.
The 20-year-old has had 11 caddies since turning pro five years ago. And she’s on her third coach.
But Ko said critics of her changes missed the point.
“I’m trying to make the decisions where I think it’s the best for me in my career,” Ko said after carding a four-under-par 68 at the Kooyonga course.
“Sometimes, I think ‘Hey, maybe I shouldn’t have done that’. But I feel like I made the right decisions.
“All I can do ... is do what I think is best for me and, sometimes, not everybody will agree.”
Ko last year lost her world No.1 ranking amid her first winless LPGA season since 2012.
This came after she dumped the renowned David Leadbetter, with whom she worked from 2013 to 2106. In came Gary Gilchrist, who lasted just the year. Now, Ko is working under Ted Oh.