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Ko Jin-young equals {golfing} historical past with dominant Founders Cup win

The Korean carded a five-under last spherical 66 to complete 18-under for the match and 4 photographs forward of Germany’s Caroline Masson in second.

In doing so, it was her 14th consecutive spherical within the 60s which tied the longest streak within the Women Skilled Golf Affiliation’s (LPGA) historical past.

Gabby Lopez (right) and Brooke Henderson (left) pour champagne on Ko after her win at the Founders Cup at Mountain Ridge Country Club.

Annika Sorenstam — broadly thought-about one of many best golfers in historical past — initially set the document 16 years in the past in 2005.

The ten-time main winner gained three of 4 tournaments throughout that stretch of 14 straight rounds within the 60s — together with a serious — and was runner-up in one other.

Ko’s compatriot Ryu So-yeon additionally matched the document in 2016 and 2017.

Nevertheless, after matching Sorenstam and basking within the glory of her victory — her third in her final six LPGA begins — the world No. 2 desires extra.

“I nonetheless have an opportunity (to) beat Annika, and I’ll attempt to do my greatest,” she mentioned.

Two years in the past, Ko shocked {the golfing} world by breaking Tiger Woods’ document of 110 consecutive holes and not using a bogey.

Within the season during which she gained her first two majors, she went a outstanding 114 consecutive holes with out making a bogey earlier than lacking a seemingly easy three-foot putt on the ninth gap on the Cambia Portland Basic.

Ko reacts after sinking her final putt on the 18th to win the Founders Cup.

After setting the document and ending her run, Ko wasn’t downbeat.

“Now, it is performed,” Ko mentioned in 2019. “I am free.”

Fifteen-time main winner Woods initially set the document in 2000.

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