Red-hot Lydia Ko; 5 things to know about the world's No. 2 women's player
13 May 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com
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Lydia Ko has been a player of note here at
AmateurGolf.com for quite some time now.
Dating back to when she was the world's top-
ranked women's amateur, winning professional
tournaments for some insane amount of pro-
shop credits, Ko has been a player to watch.
Now, especially following her win at the
Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic last weekend,
she's arguably the hottest player in the
professional women's game.
Not only did the win move her to No. 2 in the
Women's World Rankings, it came with the
timely announcement of her inclusion in the
Time Magazine's 100 most influential
people in the world.
Ko, of course, plays a full bag of Callaway
equipment. And Callaway's Jeff Newton
recently put together a list of five things we
should know about Lydia Ko:
1. What’s in her bag?
X2 Hot Pro Driver (8.5°)
X2 Hot 3-wood (15°)
Big Bertha 5-wood (18°)
X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (20°)
X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (23°)
X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (25°)
Apex Pro Irons (6-PW)
Mack Daddy 2 Prototype Wedges (52° with C-
Grind, 60° with C-Grind)
Odyssey Tank Cruiser V-Line Putter
2. She’s striping her X2 Hot Pro Driver
Her driver is cut to 45 3/8” with 1” tipping and
a DI 5R Shaft. It’s set to a Draw and a
Standard Loft Adjustability. She hit 76.8% of
fairways for the week. The first year Callaway
Staff Pro has been using this driver all through
the 2014 season. You can learn more about
our X2 Hot Drivers in our Inside The Chev
3. Her new Tank Cruiser
She moved into a new Tank Cruiser V-Line
Putter earlier this month at the LPGA Lotte
Championship. It’s 33” long with a 15 gram
weight in the grip and 2 15 gram weights in the
head. And in her second tournament with the
putter in her bag, she picked up the win by
making clutch putts, highlighted by her birdie
putt on the 72nd hole. Awesome!
We’ve got more on the new Tank Cruiser
counterbalance in this Odyssey video.
4. Ice water in her veins
No one (17-years-old or otherwise) should look
as cool and composed as Lydia does under
pressure. Even when she was locked in a tight
3-player battle over the final few holes, her
calm expression never changed. And when she
stuck her approach shot to 6 feet on the 72nd
hole…nothing. Just business as usual. It’s one
of the many reasons why she’s going to be a
superstar for a LONG time.
5. 17-years-old and No. 2 in the world
That’s right. With her win on Sunday, Lydia is
up to No. 2 in the world golf rankings. Unreal!