Hard & Fast: Following Super Duper Lydia Ko (Back On The Wagon)

 Back at it ... like a golf addict

Back at it ... like a golf addict

After winning a medal in golf's Olympics debut, Lydia Ko got straight back to business on the LPGA Tour. 

Judging Ko on how many wins she has doesn't quite do her justice and as we follow Ko's journey to sporting immortality, Ko's quality is evident in how good her bad performances are.

Ko may not win a tournament, she rarely slips outside the top-10 though and given how competitive the LPGA Tour is, staying in that top-10 can be tricky.

Ko hit up Canada after the Olympics, playing in the Canadian Pacific Women's Open in Calgary and then the Manulife LPGA Classic in Cambridge. 

Ko's first post-Olympics outing saw her finish tied-7th (67, 69, 70, 69) on -13.

Ko then finished tied-5th at the Manulife LPGA Classic, rescuing a poor start with 64 and 68 in her last two rounds (70, 72, 64, 68).

After the LPGA Classic, Ko dropped some wisdom via LPGA...

“It was great to see a lot of people out here and especially a lot of juniors, and I think when we come to Canada, I think it’s probably the most juniors we see on any of our tour schedule, so it’s always good to see the future stars.” With a nod to the future, Ko says, “And at the end of the day, if we can inspire or make a kid want to play the game a bit more or love it even more, I think it’s a job well done. And that’s why we love being able to talk to these kids. They’re excited; we’re excited, so it’s really a win-win deal.”

Ko will now defend her title at the Evian Championship in France, after a well-deserved break.

The Evian Championship will get underway overnight next Thursday.

Super Duper Lyida still leads the Race To CME Globe Season with 4,214 points.

Super Duper Lydia still has the lowest scoring average on tour, averaging 69.197 per-round. No one else averages below 69.75.

Super Duper Lydia still has the lowest putting average, averaging 28.54 putts per-round. 

Super Duper Lydia still has the highest percentage of top-10 finishes. Lydia is on 72%, Lexi Thompson is in 2nd on 60%.

Super Duper Lydia still leads the Rolex Player of the Year rankings on 247 points.