Fresh Jin Young Ko ready for the 2022 challenge | LPGA


In his last 10 starts, Rolex Rankings No. 1 Jin Young Ko has recorded nine top 10 finishes. His five wins during that span included winning a $1.5 million CME Championship paycheck. Group Tour 2021 in Naples, Florida.

That big payday in November was the last time Ko played in a competitive event. She stashed away her golf bag for nearly six weeks at her home in Korea, keeping a promise she made after her victory in Florida. “I spent time with my family, my friends and my dog. And I watched Netflix in my bed with chips,” she said, after joking after her win that she was just planning to relax in the offseason.

Ko picked up the clubs for a month of training in Palm Springs, focusing on adjusting his backhand movement and rehabbing a wrist injury that lingered through the 2021 season. Already the owner of the most long known bogey-free streak in golf history (114 holes in 2019), Ko arrives in Singapore with another streak in play. She hit 63 consecutive greens in regulation time, the longest recorded streak in tour history LPGA and PGA.

“I think my irons, my club is good. Like not me, like my clubs are good,” Ko said. “And a lot of people say, yeah, you hit green 63 straight and stuff. And a lot of people say this week is kinda big, but I don’t want to think about it. Just having fun on the course.


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