Lydia Ko set for BIG equipment switch

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• Lydia Ko rumoured to be making equipment switch
• New Zealander has been with Callaway since January 2014

• Could join Zach Johnson, Horschel, Kerr & Co. at PXG

LYDIA KO | PXG

Lydia Ko appears set to become the latest player to join the PXG revolution.

The women’s world No.1 will make the switch to the brand in time for next season, according to a story in Golf World. In an extensive piece profiling the 19-year-old New Zealand phenom, the magazine’s editor-in-chief Jaime Diaz reported that a switch to PXG is ‘in the offing’.

“Well-placed sources confirm that Ko will be leaving Callaway for PXG in 2017, with the new company reportedly offering a sweeter financial deal,” wrote Diaz.

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Neither Lydia Ko, PXG nor Callaway - whose equipment the two-time major winner has played since January 2014 - have made any comment on the rumours so far.

By her own incredibly high standards, Ko has had a mixed year. She won four times on the LPGA, including her second major at the ANA Inspiration in April. She also won silver as golf returned to the Olympic Games programme for the first time in over a century, and was second and tied for third at the Women’s PGA Championship and US Women’s Open respectively.

However, after starting the year so promisingly, her season rather fizzled out.

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Her defence of the Evian Championship ended in a tie for 43rd, whilst she could do no better than 40th at the Women’s British Open. She placed tenth at the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship over the weekend, finishing second in the overall standings.

In October, she parted ways with her caddie, Jason Hamilton (above, right), around which time her coach, David Leadbetter, hinted that she may be suffering from fatigue.

“Scheduling is one of those things that she’s really got to look at because she has really been burning the candle at both ends,” he told Radio New Zealand,

Should Lydia Ko decide to ink a deal with PXG, she would join an impressive roster of tour staff, which already includes the 2015 Open champion Zach Johnson, 2014 FedEx Cup winner Billy Horschel, as well as Solheim Cup star Alison Lee, three-time LPGA winner Beatriz Recari and two-time major winner Cristie Kerr.

Lydia Ko set for equipment switch to PXG

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