Why Jin Young Ko is the best player on the LPGA tour right now

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Why Jin Young Ko is the best player on the LPGA tour right now

Jin Young Ko is on fire. The 26-year-old took the world by storm and we can say that – we saw it coming.

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Since her appearance on the LPGA Tour 2018, she has played with a touch of dominance, with a certain consistency in her game. Since then, the former LPGA of Korea Tour player has bagged 11 titles. On top of that, she can boast two big wins, both coming in 2018.

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Your consistency is really to be appreciated. In the last seven appearances she has had a staggering 4 victories! At the BMW Ladies Championship, the Founders Cup, the Portland Classic and the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, she landed at the top of the list of the best.

When she won the BMW Ladies Championship last week, she regained her world number 1 in the Rolex world rankings. This victory also marked the 200th victory of a South Korean on the LPGA tour. In addition, along with her win at the Founders Cup, she set Annika Sörenstam’s 16-year record for 14 consecutive rounds achieved in the 1960s.

Her impressive streak continued when she took second place in the Shoprite LPGA Classic and the T-6 in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. She also finished the T-7 at the US Women’s Open earlier this year. This season was by far extraordinary for the South Korean.

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How Jin Young Ko dominated women’s golf

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In her first season on the LPGA tour, Ko reached 13 top 10 placements out of 25 starts. She was named LPGA Rookie of the Year and finished her season in 10th place in the world rankings.

In 2019 she won the ANA Inspiration and the Evian Championship and got her first two major titles. She ended the season with the Vare Trophy (for the lowest point average of 69.06) and was also voted LPGA Player of the Year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Ko only played four tournaments. Even so, she finished the year number 1 in the world.

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In the meantime, Nelly Korda from the USA Ko is fiercely contested for the player of the year award. Nevertheless, the latter has written its name in history and established its supremacy in world golf. If she continues like this, she will break many records in women’s golf, which we are looking forward to.

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