Let’s go, Lydia
It has now been more than a year since New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko last had a win on the LPGA tour.
As a result of her form slump, the former world number one has lost her premier ranking to South Korea’s So Yeon Ryu and is now languishing at fourth in the world. (In perspective, though, this is a ranking any male New Zealand golfer would love to have.)
Ko had been world number one for 84 weeks before being ousted from the top spot in June this year.
As Ko heads into this week’s Women’s British Open, the second-to-last major of the year, she is well aware that victory here will turn her whole season around.
Any top sportsperson knows that form is temporary but class is permanent and Ko has class in abundance.
She has already won two majors – the ANA Inspiration last year and the Evian Championship in 2015 – and 14 LPGA Tour titles in total which is a remarkable feat for a golfer who is only 20.
Ko’s best result at the British Open so far is a tie for third in 2015.