LPGA commissioner Mike Whan gave a strong indication the New Zealand Women's Open will disappear from the LPGA calendar in 2018 to accommodate a move back on, and to a spot earlier in the year, in 2019.
South Korean Jin Young Ko claimed her first LPGA title on Sunday at the KEB Hana Bank Championship in Incheon. And she did it in dramatic fashion, holding off Sung Hyun Park, the reigning US Women’s Open champ and World No.2.
It was a 20-year-old phenom who made the big move in round three at the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open. Unfortunately for local fans it was Canada’s Brooke Henderson rather than Lydia Ko that fired a superb 67.
They came to see Lydia Ko. And the pre-tournament favourite thrilled the large galleries that flocked to see the Kiwi superstar defend her MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open at Auckland’s Windross Farm Golf Course.