Jin Young Ko has returned to the top of the world rankings after recording her fourth LPGA Tour victory of the year, this time at home in Korea. Take a look at what Ko had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 22-under-par, 266.
DRIVER: Titleist TSi3 with 11° loft, fitted with Graphite Design Tour AD IZ shaft.
3 WOOD: Titleist TSi2 with 15° loft, with TPT Golf shaft.
5 WOOD: Titleist TSi2 with 18° loft, with TPT Golf shaft.
HYBRIDS: Titleist TSi2 (21° and 24°), with Aerotech SteelFiber shafts.
IRONS: Bridgestone Tour B 201CB (6-iron to pitching wedge), with Aerotech SteelFiber shafts.
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50°-08° F Grind, 52°-08° F Grind & 58°-06° K Grind), with Nippon N.S. Pro shafts.
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1.
- Ko claimed victory in sudden death, her first ever play-off having recorded her second round of 64 for the week. Both rounds of 64 (Friday and Sunday) coming on the back of a hot putter, with the Korean needing just 24 and 27 putts respectively. Having recently switched to the flow neck mallet Scotty Cameron in her bag, Ko has since gone on a tear and likely won’t be removing the flatstick any time soon. An extremely popular trend on Tours around the world, the slightly slanted neck design helps add toe flow to the more stable and forgiving mallet designs.
A player that switches her equipment fairly regularly, Ko has recently inserted a large number of Titleist clubs into her setup and gave the brand’s TSi range of drivers an 10th LPGA Tour win with her latest victory. Ko also opts for a number of the brand’s fairway woods and hybrids, meaning she carries just five irons before moving into her speciality wedges, all of which carry quite a low amount of bounce.
Ko’s second consecutive win marks the 24th win from 28 events for Titleist golf balls on the LPGA Tour this season.
QUOTE: "I wasn't that nervous going into the playoff. I think I was feeding off the confidence I had during the round. When I was heading to the tee ground, I turned to Dave and I told him that this was my first playoff ever, and he smiled, and he said, "Welcome." And that helped me ease those nerves. – Jin Young Ko.