Ko back in record-breaking form

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Lydia Ko has put together what’s been described as one of the greatest final rounds in major golf history, but it hasn’t been enough to end her title drought.

NZ Golfer Lydia Ko


Ko has carded a tournament record-equalling 10-under par 62 at the ANA Inspiration in California.

The three-time major champion holed a remarkable eight birdies and an eagle and shot a record 29 on the front nine.

Ko finished 16-under par for the tournament, after starting the day in a share of seventh place at six-under.

However she finished two shots behind the winner, Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit.

Tavatanakit started the day with a five shot lead and was eight ahead of Ko.

“You know I got off to a really good start, being three under after two is never a bad way to start your round,” Ko said.

“I think I got a couple of lucky breaks, but overall my game was really solid and I felt like I gave myself a good run at it, but maybe Patty was just a bit too far away.”

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It is Lydia Ko’s best result at a major since she finished runner-up at the Women’s PGA Championship in 2016.

“I felt like my game is trending in the right direction.

“The first couple of days this week and last week was a little messy, making clumsy mistakes here and there but I feel like I was able to bring that together.

“I’ve really just tried to have fun out there and I think that’s such a big key for me. When you’re enjoying it everything follows.”


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