A. Jutanugarn pushing Ko for POY honors

Ariya Jutanugarn upped the ante in her bid to challenge Lydia Ko as the year’s best player in women’s golf.

With her victory Sunday at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, Jutanugarn claimed an LPGA best fifth title this season, one more than Ko.

Jutanugarn made a statement winning the Canadian Women’s Open because Ko has asserted herself so thoroughly in the event. Ko arrived in Calgary last week trying to win the championship for the fourth time in the last five years. Jutanugarn stole the thunder from Ko and Canadian favorite Brooke Henderson, the favorites coming into the week.

While Jutanugarn’s victory didn’t enable her to overtake Ko in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings or the Player of the Year and money winning races, it set up a compelling competition for those prizes going into the home stretch of the season. It ought to be a fun final three months for fans of the women’s game.

Jutanugarn and Ko win in contrasting styles.

Jutanugarn can wow the competition with her power.

Source : The Golf Channel

posted at 29 Aug 2016 23:41:38

 



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