Jin Young Ko did it better than Tiger Woods

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Jin Young Ko did it better than Tiger Woods
Jin Young Ko did it better than Tiger Woods

The top US women's circuit makes a stop in Busan, South Korea, for the BMW Ladies Championship (21-24 October) on the LPGA International Busan route. On the field 84 competitors in a tournament, with a prize pool of 2 million dollars, which does not include the cut.

Giulia Molinaro, the only blue in the race, will try to change gear after the streak of nine consecutive unsuccessful cuts. Great expectations for the South Korean Jin Young Ko, fresh from the "wire-to-wire" triumph in the Founders Cup.

The number 2 in the world has the chance to break another record.

Jin Young Ko and Tiger Woods

After setting the record of 114 consecutive rounds without bogey (even surpassing Tiger Woods who stopped at 110 in 2000 on the PGA Tour), Jin Young Ko aims to shatter the record for consecutive rounds with scores within 70 hits.

The fourth lap in New Jersey in the Founders Cup, which finished in 66 strokes, led her to equal Annika Sorenstam (2005) and So Yeon Ryu (2015-17), both stopped at 14 laps. Jin Young Ko, who has already collected three wins and ten top-10 this season, will have to guard against competition from other players in the world top-10 such as Inbee Park, Sei Young Kim, Minjee Lee, Lydia Ko and Hyo-Joo Kim.

She defends the title the South Korean Ha Na Jang, who scored in 2019 (last year the tournament was not played due to the pandemic) when she overtook the American Danielle Kang in the playoff. A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty.

This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship). A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the "secret weapon" of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.

"He's a good guy, he's been through a lot as a sportsman and he's the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I'm not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period.

". These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed 'the Baltimore Shark', important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. "The mental aspect is something I've worked on a lot with him lately.

I'm really lucky to have him around. Besides, he's a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value." This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.

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