New Zealand’s TVNZ headlines its post, “What song keeps Kiwi golf ace Lydia Ko calm?”
The wheels on the train…
The TVNZ post advises us, "The wheels on the train go 'round and 'round," Leadbetter said , laughing at the latest example that Ko is not bothered by much in life and in golf…The song she chose was not lost on him, either. The train keeps chugging along, all the parts moving in beautiful rhythm, no evidence that it's about to jump the tracks. More than an efficient swing is a clear mind that makes Leadbetter forget she is still 17.”
One short of Sorenstam
Lydia has broken par in 28 consecutive rounds and this means she is one short of the record set by Annika Sorenstam in 2004.
“Ko is a combined 90 under par during her streak of sub-par rounds that dates to the final round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. Sorenstam was 100 under when she ran off 29 straight rounds under par. That streak included two majors, and that's what Ko is lacking…This week is her next chance.
"That's really what she's missing at the moment," Sorenstam said, pausing to remind herself of Ko's age.”
The strength of her six inches
Sorenstam suggests that it is the six inches between Lydia’s ears that explains her extraordinary success.
“At that young age, you would think she'd be missing a lot more, but she's certainly done a lot. ... I watch her play and she's just very consistent in every area. I think the strongest part is between her ears. She just has this composure about her which she does so well under pressure. So that's what it takes to be No. 1.”
Coach David Leadbetter confirms Lydia’s composure and suggests she goes into ‘autopilot’ under pressure and consequently, “Things don’t bother her”.
Here’s the link to TVNZ
Quote of the Day
"She has no holes in her game." – Sir Bob Charles upon the completion of a round playing with Lydia at a New Zealand PGA Championship pro-am event.