Lydia Ko, actor Daniel Henney and pro-am… “Play as a fan”￼
Lydia Ko (26, New Zealand), the world’s No. 1 in women’s golf, participated in the pro-am with actor Daniel Henney, known as the ‘golf lover’, and showed her fan spirit.
On the 30th (Korean time), Lydia Ko played the LPGA Tour Dio Implant LA Open (total prize money of 1.75 million dollars) at the Palos Verdes Golf Club (par 71) in Palos Verdes Estates, California, USA.
Actor Daniel Henney played with Lydia Ko at the pro-am that day. Daniel Henney loves golf and is known to have excellent golf skills. He is also the club ambassador for golf brand TaylorMade. He is known for being a long hitter with over 300 yards.
“I play golf really well,” Lydia Ko said of her post-pro-Am and her impressions of her round with Daniel Henney in an interview on her LPGA Tour. She hit a nice driver shot and had a good iron shot and putter. She is a very good golfer overall,” she said.
She added, “(Henny) is left-handed, so he needed time to adjust.” Since Henney is a rare left-handed golfer, it is also known that he always gets a club fitting.
Lydia Ko said, “(He) seems to enjoy playing golf between works. I’m a big fan too. My mom likes it too, so we took a picture together. I played with the heart of a fan,” he said with a laugh. Lydia Ko posted a picture taken with Henney on her social media (SNS).
Lydia Ko won three LPGA tour victories last year and won major categories such as player of the year, money prize winner, and bear trophy (minimum number of strokes). After a hiatus of five years, he also returned to the top of the world rankings. He filled 25 of the 27 points required to enter the LPGA Hall of Fame, and attention is being paid to whether he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame 7 years after Inbee Park in 2016.
“He’s very close to being in the Hall of Fame, but we don’t know how long it will be before he gets inducted,” he said. It could be two competitions, or it could be 20 competitions.” Lydia Ko won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where women’s golf was revived as an Olympic event after 116 years, and a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first female golfer to win two medals in a row.
Lydia Ko said, “Fortunately, I won both silver and bronze medals. It would be great to compete in her third Olympics,” she said. So going to Paris is one of my biggest goals.”안전놀이터
He also revealed that he does not think much about the world ranking he is currently maintaining. “Athletes in the top 5 in the world rankings can rise to number one at any time,” he said. “I just try to be more consistent and not compare myself to last year, when I had my best year,” he said.
Lydia Ko added that she set specific goals to record a fairway landing rate of 70% or higher and a green hit rate of 75% or higher. “If you keep this, good results will follow,” he said.
Meanwhile, Lydia Ko, along with Ko Jin-young (28) and Anna Lin (27), will start the first round at 0:06 am on the 31st, Korea time.