‘Putts just won’t go in’, Ko frustrated in comeback…18th hole ‘no-birdie’

Zero birdies.

Women’s golf’s No. 1 ranked player, 28-year-old Jin Young Ko, was a bit frustrated in her first tournament back on tour after a break.

In the first round of the Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour’s Mizuho Americas Open at Liberty National Golf Club (Par 72) in Jersey City, N.J., the 28-year-old carded no birdies and one bogey over 18 holes to shoot a 1-over 73.

After back-to-back pars on Nos. 1 through 14, she bogeyed No. 15 (par-4) and then pared the rest of the way. 스포츠토토

He averaged 268 yards on his drives, hit 85.7% of his fairways and 88.9% of his greens in regulation, but struggled on the greens with a whopping 37 putts. That’s 2.05 putts per hole, or more than two putts every hole.

With his second victory of the season at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March and the Founders Cup in May, Ko wiped out last year’s wrist injury. During the break after her second win of the season, she brought her swing coach Ishiu Yi to the United States to train with her and get ready for the rest of the season.

“I had a bad swing pattern before, and I changed it a little bit for the better,” Ko said in a press conference before the start of the tournament. However, I haven’t mastered a 100% perfect swing pattern, but I think I’ve gotten a little better,” she said.

As he said, his swing was going in a good direction, and it continued in his match. Her birdie-less round was not a result of her field play, but rather a result of her ability to putt as well as she did on the greens.

As of 6:40 a.m., first round play is underway, with Lauren Hartlage (USA) leading the field with a 7-under 65, followed by Aditi Ashok (India) two strokes back in second place.

Among the South Korean players, Woon Jung Choi and Hee Young Yang finished the first round at 2-under 70.

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