Lydia Ko smashes records in ANA Inspiration win

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• Lydia Ko seals back-to-back major titles at the ANA Inspiration
• Sees off English starlet Charley Hull for 17th professional win
• Ko becomes the youngest female two-time major winner in history


Lydia Ko made major history at the ANA Inspiration by becoming the youngest two-time major winner (male or female) since Young Tom Morris in 1869.

The Kiwi, who doesn’t turn 19 until April 24, shot a final round 69 to pip English starlet Charley Hull and In Gee Chun by one stroke in California, recordin an astonishing 17th professional win as she continues to assert her dominance on the women’s game.

How Ko made it major No.2

Starting the day one shot behind leader Lexi Thompson, Ko performed superbly under pressure, recording a flawless three-under-par 69 to finish ahead of Hull, who fought back superbly following to early bogeys, while Thompson faltered to a one-over-par 73 to finish fifth.

Afterwards, an elated Ko celebrated in style by jumping in Poppie’s Pond!


What they said

Lydia Ko: “This has been a long week. I am proud that I was able to make those clutch putts, especially on the back nine. It’s a pretty amazing feeling. For these amazing things to be happening it is unbelievable, but it also motivates me to work harder and try to put myself in good position and contention whenever I can.

Charley Hull: “I’m happy because I played some great golf on that back nine. It kind of started from the ninth hole where I made birdie there. I’m proud of myself. It feels great. Lydia hit a great shot into the last, and she should be proud of herself.”

Key stat

Say no more. Lydia Ko is a phenomenon.


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Final leaderboard

1 Lydia Ko (70, 68, 69, 69) -12
T2 Charley Hull (70, 69, 69, 69) -11
T2 In Gee Chun (69, 69, 69, 70) -11
4 Ariya Jutanugarn (69, 71, 67, 71) -10
5 Lexi Thompson (69, 68, 69, 73) -9

Lydia Ko :: Another sensational win!

After recording her 17th professional win in California, just how many wins do you think Lydia Ko can rack up in her career? Leave your thoughts in the 'Comments' section below.

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