Lyida Ko Mixtape 2019: Living In The Top-20

Lydia Ko now has five top-20 finishes in six tournaments this year after a tied-13th finish at the Kia Classic and that means that if Ko's making the cut, she's in the top-20. Shooting rounds of -1, -3, -5 and -3 to finish -12, Ko was only 6 shots off the winner and this was the second tournament in a row in which Ko had a scoring average below 70.

With a scoring average of 67 last week in Phoenix, Ko backed up with an average of 69 and there's a quick turn-a-round to the ANA Inspiration that starts tomorrow NZT. Consistency has been crucial for Ko's solid run of golf to start the year and she has cracked the top-10 for 'Rounds in the 60's' where she is ranked 8th.

Here are how Ko's major stats are progressing...

Driving Accuracy

Founders Cup: 71.77% (94th)

Kia Classic: 72.70% (85th)

Greens In Regulation

Founders Cup: 73.46% (36th)

Kia Classic: 72.73% (48th)

Putts Per GIR

Founders Cup: 1.78 (45th)

Kia Classic: 1.76 (30th)

Putting Average

Founders Cup: 29.67 (46th)

Kia Classic: 29.36 (28th)

Scoring Average

Founders Cup: 68.89 (15th)

Kia Classic: 69.73 (14th)

Everything's on the improve with Ko and although many would view Ko's inability to grab win or a top-five finish, Ko's consistency in these top-20 finishes is fabulous. Think of it as a steady progression and instead of getting the big wins, then stink lows, Ko is cruising with numerous top-20 results and slowly establishing herself among the LPGA Tour's elite again.

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