Ko Is Back – Wins Big In Hawaii!

The one-time teenage protégé from New Zealand has got her magic wand back. The affable Lydia Ko (pictured) has finally won on the LPGA Tour.

The 23-year old Kiwi of South Korean descent ended her three-year winless run on the LPGA Tour in spectacular, dominant style in Hawaii at the Lotte Championship.

The former world No. 1 was unstoppable, closing with a final round of 7-under-par 65 to win by seven shots.

Remarkably it was 1,084 days since Ko’s previous title, the LPGA Mediheal Championship in 2018.

Not only was Ko dominant, but players from Asia were just as dominant as former world number one and Golf Hall of Famer Inbee Park (pictured) and Sei Young Kim (pictured) tied for second place at 21-under. The top ten leaderboard saw seven spots filled by Asian players.   

Ko finished at 28-under. At one stage she threatened the LPGA Tour’s 72-hole record of 31-under set by Sei-Young Kim in 2018.

The following were Asian notables: Jenny Shin (6th), Wei Ling Hsu (6th), Yuka Saso (6th), A Lim Kim (10th) and Amy Yang (10th).