Only two days after her 18th birthday, Lydia Ko got her best present. The interesting fact is, she supplied that present by herself. She defeated Morgan Pressel at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic Presented by CTBC. Ko managed to achieve this victory by defeating Pressel on the second hole and won her 7th win on the LPGA Tour. Just to know, Tiger Woods needed 51 start in order to win his 7th win, and he did this 5 years later than Ko. Thanks to her amazing accomplishments, Ko is the youngest woman or man who achieved No.1 rating in the history of golf. This week, Ko is in the field and she is looking for her 3rd title in this season. 5 of Ko’s 7 victories on the LPGA come from behind on Saturday. Her latest victory followed that course.
Stacy Lewis, born in Houston, entered last year in this tournament tied for the lead. That year, she throttled the field with 7 under 64 on Saturday and won 6-shot victory. That victory was a launching point for winning two more times in the next two months. This result was the most dominant stretch in the last season. She had a 7 event stretch and had 3 victories, post 2 top-10s and finish runner-up. Lewis used her accomplishments in order to win the Vare Trophy, Rolex Player of the Year and money list titles. This made her the first American who accomplished this since Betsy King. Now, Lewis is ranked third on the money list, she finished in the top-10s six times and she is ranked 3rd in the Race to the CME Globe.