Let’s go, Ly­dia

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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.

Ly­dia Ko

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