Lydia KO’d in Texas With Eye Issue


Lydia Ko has withdrawn from the LPGA tournament in Texas because of an eye infection and could lose the No. 1 ranking she has held for 79 straight weeks.

Ko was 1-over after the first two days and pulled out before Saturday’s third round of the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout. [1]

Pollen Cited

Ko has been fighting allergies all week due to pollens in the air in the Dallas area, which worsened the irritation, according to her agent, Michael Yim.

“Her left eye started swelling up yesterday,” Yim told “It got so bad, she said she couldn’t see the little white alignment line on her putter.” [2]

Number One Ranking In Jeopardy

Ko, who was 1-over-par through two rounds after shooting 70-73, could potentially lose her No.1 spot in the Rolex Rankings if Ariya Jutanugarn, who is currently in second place, goes on to win. [3]


1. Associated Press
Eye infection knocks No. 1 Lydia Ko from LPGA event in Texas

2. Golf Channel
Ko (eye infection) withdraws from Texas

Lydia Ko Withdraws From Volunteers of America Texas Shootout

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