Sir Bob Charles Praises Lydia Ko

Publish Date
Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 8:24AM
NZ Herald

NZ Herald

New Zealand's most successful golfer continues to be blown away by the demeanour of Lydia Ko.

The Kiwi world number one held her nerve several times at the ANA Inspiration to pick up the second major of her career.

Ko has now passed Michael Campbell and Sir Bob Charles as the only New Zealander to have won more than one golfing major.

Sir Bob Charles said it was only a matter of time before Ko added to her win at the Evian Championship.

"It doesn't surprise me whatever she does," he said. "She's a very talented young lady."

He said whilst Ko's early record may rival that of Tiger Woods or others, Ko is forging her own incredible path.

Sir Bob said the equanimity of Ko is mind-blowing.

He said she has a very even disposition and while everyone else is having their ups and downs Ko remains in the middle.

Meanwhile, there's belief that Lydia Ko can be in World Golf Hall of Fame company by the end of the year.

The win at the ANA Inspiration has lifted Ko to 42nd on the list of most LPGA tour wins, with 12 already to her name.

The 18 year old won five of those titles in 2015 alone and if she can replicate that again this year she would've passed a number of hall of fame players.

Caddie Jason Hamilton said if her recent run of form is anything to go by, then anything is possible.

He said he doesn't want to look too much into the future, but in the past few weeks she's gone first, first, second, fourth, first.

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