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Posted on Feb 24, 2015
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Yoji

Joined KS: May 12, 2014

Wow, Lydia Ko won again as she continues to strengthen her number 1 position.

Will she be what Michelle Wie was supposed to be, which is to be the "Tiger Woods" of the LPGA? Have you ever seen anyone this young with such maturity and steely nerves?

IMHO, I believe she has the makings of being a dominant player, and she should be concerned about being Lydia Ko, and not being the Tiger Woods of LPGA.

Posted on Feb 25, 2015
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bogeyman

Joined KS: Jun 03, 2013

You meant to say the Tiger Woods of 2000s, right? Because Lydia Ko will win a round with Tiger these days. I kid...

Yes, Lydia Ko has been very consistent lately. The question is, will she reach the dominance of Lorena Ochoa and Annika Sorenstam, or even surpass them. If and when she does that, then we can start to compare her dominance to TW.

I just hope that Lydia Ko doesn't fade away like Yani Tseng. She dominated for about a year, then for one reason or another, her game suddenly left her. What do you think happened to her?

Posted on Feb 25, 2015
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Yoji

Joined KS: May 12, 2014

Not sure what happened to Yani Tseng, but I hope Lydia Ko will maintain her consistency.

I got this article from about a year ago when Steve Williams said that Lydia Ko's decision to dump her long time coach was unethical and career-threatening:

http://www.sbnation.com/golf/2013/12/23/5238430/lydia-ko-fires-coach-steve-williams-responds

I'm not sure about unethical, because it's still business at the end of the day. However, one year in, I don't think what Lydia did was career-threatening.

Posted on Feb 25, 2015
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birdieking

Joined KS: Jun 19, 2014

For some reason, in sports, it always seems more exciting if there is a dominant player or a dominant team, because you either root for or against that person/team. Everybody loves a winner, or loves to hate a winner.

With Lydia Ko, she doesn't dominate with distance. If you look at Tiger and Phil, or the other greats of the game, the one common denominator they have is a great short game. Distance helps in the men's tour, but to separate yourself from the rest of the pack, you have to have a really great short game, because this game is not a game of perfect, so you have to be able to atone for your mistakes.

Lydia Ko's great short game is what really allows her to dominate in women's golf. Let's just hope she doesn't lose that, like that "other guy" we know.

Posted on Feb 26, 2015
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Yoji

Joined KS: May 12, 2014

Would you rather have 1 person who dominates or 3-4 people who dominate?

Looking at Tennis, there are/were 3 guys who dominated the past 5-10 years, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, but before Nadal and Djokovic came into the picture, Federer was dominating.

Was it less captivating when Federer was dominating, as compared to when Nadal and Djokovic came into the picture, or vice-versa?

Posted on Feb 27, 2015
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tw2000

Joined KS: Feb 06, 2013

I'd rather have a Tiger Woods in 2000 kind of domination, as my nom de plume indicates. Nuff said.

Posted on Feb 27, 2015
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bogeyman

Joined KS: Jun 03, 2013

Lydia Ko is breathing down the necks of the leaders, and currently at T14.

Posted on Mar 03, 2015
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etakmit

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I'm a huge fan of the young girls out there. While Ko is currently dominant you have others who can easily win any week. It's a fun time to watch the LPGA. Let's hope they keep the young girls engaged so that the tour keeps growing!

To stay on topic though, I think Ko can be the next Annika for the women. If she is able to keep that drive for many years to come. We will see though.

Posted on Mar 04, 2015
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bogeyman

Joined KS: Jun 03, 2013

She won again at the New Zealand open. I hope she continues to have the drive to be number one for a long time. I believe we're seeing someone who could be bigger than Annika, in terms of domination.

Posted on Mar 09, 2015
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etakmit

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bogeyman on Mar 04, 2015
She won again at the New Zealand open. I hope she continues to have the drive to be number one for a long time. I believe we're seeing someone who could be bigger than Annika, in terms of domination.
I agree. If she can keep it up for the next 15-20 years we'll have someone far more dominant than Annika. I just don't know that it'll happen after starting so young.

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