After the highs of a LPGA major win and a strong showing at Augusta, reality bit Lydia Ko and Danny Lee hard in a tough few days for our kiwi golfers.
Ko finished tied for 23rd at the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii, shooting a rather unthinkable -5 with rounds of 71, 72, 71 and 69.
Australia's Minjee Lee won this event at -16, so shout out to her and Ko will be eager to get back on the wagon at the Swinging Skirts event in San Francisco, which Ko won last year. Lee's win could spark a cheeky rivalry in women's golf that will only spice things up as Lee is only 19-years-old so I think we can expect Ko and Lee to continue to trade blows, tour victories for many years to come.
That Ko is a kiwi and Lee is an Aussie will only make this battle even more enticing.
After that stinker of trip to Hawaii, Ko is still sitting pretty in a bunch of rankings...
Ko leads the prize-money rankings and leads the Race To CME Globe Season; Ko is the only golfer with over $1 million prize-money and over 2,000 CME Globe points.
Ko also leads the Rolex Player Of The Year standings, with 123 and she's the only golfer with over 100 points.
Ko still averages the 2nd most birdies per round with 4.64, just behind Sei Young Kim's 4.46 birdies per round.
Ko will get her defence of the Swinging Skirts Classic underway on Thursday.
Danny Lee didn't make the cut in Sorth Carolina at the RBC Heritage. Lee shot rounds of 72 and 75, his +5 score wasn't quite good enough to play in the final two rounds. South Africa's Branden Grace was the eventual winner, finishing -9.
It doesn't look like Lee will be in San Antonio this weekend at the Valero Texas Open, we'll keep our eyes peeled though. Until then, enjoy the funk...