Ko Jin-young equals golfing history with dominant Founders Cup win


The Korean carded a five-under remaining spherical 66 to complete 18-under for the match and 4 pictures forward of Germany’s Caroline Masson in second.

In doing so, it was her 14th consecutive spherical within the 60s which tied the longest streak within the Girls Skilled Golf Affiliation’s (LPGA) historical past.

Gabby Lopez (right) and Brooke Henderson (left) pour champagne on Ko after her win at the Founders Cup at Mountain Ridge Country Club.

Annika Sorenstam — extensively thought-about one of many best golfers in historical past — initially set the report 16 years in the past in 2005.

The 10-time main winner received three of 4 tournaments throughout that stretch of 14 straight rounds within the 60s — together with a serious — and was runner-up in one other.

Ko’s compatriot Ryu So-yeon additionally matched the report in 2016 and 2017.

Nevertheless, after matching Sorenstam and basking within the glory of her victory — her third in her final six LPGA begins — the world No. 2 needs extra.

“I nonetheless have an opportunity (to) beat Annika, and I’ll attempt to do my finest,” she stated.

Two years in the past, Ko shocked {the golfing} world by breaking Tiger Woods’ report of 110 consecutive holes with out a bogey.

Within the season during which she received her first two majors, she went a exceptional 114 consecutive holes with out making a bogey earlier than lacking a seemingly easy three-foot putt on the ninth gap on the Cambia Portland Basic.

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Ko reacts after sinking her final putt on the 18th to win the Founders Cup.

After setting the report and ending her run, Ko wasn’t downbeat.

“Now, it is finished,” Ko stated in 2019. “I am free.”

Fifteen-time main winner Woods initially set the report in 2000.