Ko to take some time off


World number one Lydia Ko revealed that she is taking three weeks off to rejuvenate before returning at the Meijer Classic next month.

The South Korean-born player is coming off a busy few months on the LPGA Tour, where she recently finished tied for tenth at the Kingsmill Championship in Virginia last week.

Now, Ko, is going to stay on the east coast for some much needed down time.

“I’m going to take some time off, maybe chill, and maybe see a little of Orlando,” the 20-year-old told Golf Channel.

“I’ve lived there for four years, but I haven’t been able to travel around there and maybe be the tourist.”

As a result, her world number one ranking is under threat from So Yeon Ryu and Ariya Jutanugarn. Wins from either of the pair over the next few weeks could see them unseat Ko.

Meanwhile, this week, Ko was at Trump National with fellow stars Cristie Kerr and Brittany Lang to lead a training session for young golfers.

Trump National is set to host the US Women’s Open in July, but there is much controversy around the venue given the connection to President Donald Trump and his remarks about women.

In March, Ko admitted to being somewhat out of the political loop.

“I don’t know much about politics, so I don’t really have a huge say on it,” said Ko before saying she wouldn’t mind meeting Trump.

“It’d be an honor, I guess, to play with the president. I haven’t had that call yet so I wouldn’t know exactly.”