The day Lydia Ko rose to No. 1 in the world, she was a bit “non-plussed” about the honor, according to swing coach David Leadbetter. Five weeks and two professional titles later, Ko is “warming to the fact that this is pretty cool,” Leadbetter said.
The stage is set for history to be made at the inaugural Coates Golf Championship. Lydia Ko is 18 holes away from becoming the youngest player to ascend to No. 1 in the world. In fact, no teenager has ever held the honor.
Stacy Lewis swept LPGA postseason honors, winning Rolex Player of the Year, the Vare Trophy and the money title, but she had to share the spotlight with Lydia Ko, who won the CME Group Tour Championship and the CME Race to the Globe bonus check Sunday in Naples, Fla.