Golf: At the top, but South Korea's Ko Jin-young wants more

The South Korean World No. 1 hopes to play solid rounds to keep on improving every year

Ko Jin-young is set on adding the HSBC Women's Championship in Singapore to her resume of victories.
Ko Jin-young is set on adding the HSBC Women's Championship in Singapore to her resume of victories.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

To call Ko Jin-young a perfectionist seems like a major understatement. The South Korean's record for the 2019 LPGA season reads four wins, including two Majors, almost US$3 million (S$4.04 million) in prize money, the world No. 1 ranking and Player of the Year award.

It would appear to be a perfect year - yet Ko's own assessment partly explains the kind of mindset needed to thrive in the world of elite golf.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2020, with the headline 'At the top, but Ko wants more'. Subscribe