Hard & Fast: Lydia Ko Wins Another Thingy (She's Awesome)

Honestly, who cares how much money Lydia Ko makes, she's awesome regardless.

Honestly, who cares how much money Lydia Ko makes, she's awesome regardless.

Lydia Ko is the gift that keeps on giving. Ko keeps giving us kiwis sporting awesomeness to be proud of and she's also giving golf fans around the world plenty of entertainment to enjoy.

Ko won her 13th career win on the LPGA Tour, as she finished up on -17 after rounds of 66, 62 and 68. Ko's closest competition came from Candie Kung and Morgan Pressel, who both finished up on -14 and were unable to hang with Ko as she shot a the lowest score in Arkansas Championship history.

This was Ko's third win of the year.

Or think of it this way - Ko has won three tournaments in six months which is the fastest she has reached three wins in a year. 

So, that means that Ko is knee-deep in her best year on the golf course.

Ko played up to the local crowd as well, what a champ.

In her last five outings, Ko hasn't finished worse than tied-18th and has three finishes in the top-6.

Understandably, Ko maintains her perch on top of the LPGA as she still leads the Race To CME Globe standings (3,237 points) and the Rolex Player Rankings.

Ko is also scratching a scoring average below 69 which would be hugely impressive. After the win in Arkansas, Ko averages 69.078 and she is putting some distance between her and the chasing pack as the next-best is Ha Na Jang who averages 69.778.

The lowest scoring average and throw in the lowest putting average on tour as well. Ko averages 28.67 putts, while Alison Lee is in 2nd averaging 28.83 putts. 

Super Duper Lydia said that she'll now take a few days off and bloody oath she should. Not only does Ko deserve to kick back for a day or two, she's got a hectic schedule coming up headlined by the Olympics.