Back at it: Lydia Ko claims 15th LPGA title with playoff victory
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Lydia Ko hit a 3-wood to 3 feet for eagle to finish off Minjee Lee on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the chilly LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship.
Ko won her 15th LPGA Tour title and first since July 2016, a 43-event stretch marked by changes in instructors, caddies and equipment and a large weight loss.
“It’s a huge relief because people are like, ‘Hey, because of this you’re not winning, because of that you’re not winning. Actually, I tried to stay away from all the media and everything that was being said about me and tried to just focus on what was going on in front.”
Five days after turning 21, the New Zealander won for the third time at Lake Merced after taking the Swinging Skirts LPGA at the tree-lined layout in 2014 and 2015.
(Published April 29, 2018 – Golf.com)
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