NAPLES, FLORIDA | She might be the most overlooked and underrated world No. 1 in history, not because avid followers of the LPGA Tour don’t know her, but because if you say the name “Ko” to the drive-by golf fan, most think you’re talking about Lydia.
But what if you were told that Jin Young Ko, the 24-year-old runaway player of the year for 2019, a two-time major champion this season and the near-certain winner of the Vare Trophy for low stroke average, has a chance at the CME Group Tour Championship to become only the second player in history after Ariya Jutanugarn to sweep all the LPGA Tour awards while being the No. 1 player in the Rolex Rankings?
Would you raise your eyebrows and say, “Hmm,” if you learned that Ko has such a huge lead in earnings that even with the Tour Championship boasting the largest first-place check in women’s golf history, $1.5 million, the planets would have to align perfectly for anyone to pass her? Would you furrow your brows and say, “Jin Who?” if you learned that Ko could become one of only a han...
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