Lydia Ko came up big in a playoff and claimed her first victory in almost two years.
Ko held the 54-hole lead at the LPGA Mediheal Championship, but she needed to birdie the 18th hole to force a playoff with Minjee Lee. After nearly chipping in for eagle, Ko made her birdie putt to shoot 71. Tied at 12 under, Ko and Lee went back to the par-5 18th tee at Lake Merced Golf Club.
After splitting the fairway, Ko had 234 yards to the green. That’s when she took out a 3-wood and smashed it. The ball landed short of the green, rolled on and came inches away from trickling in for an albatross. Ko made the putt to win.
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What a way to finish! Lydia Ko just locked up her first LPGA win since 2016! pic.twitter.com/52rCEnxogS
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) April 30, 2018