The first major event of the LPGA season is not turning out as expected. Many big names such as Lydia Ko, former winner Lexi Thompson, and Charley Hull missed the cut at The Club at Carlton Woods on Saturday.
Their exit from the game stunned the fans, and not in a good way. Lydia Ko shared with her fans in an Instagram post how disheartened she is about missing the cut at the season’s first major event.
World. No. 1, Lydia Ko missed the cut at the Chevron Championship
Following a rain delay during the second round in Texas on Saturday, Ko had to make up three shots on two holes to stay below the cut line when play resumed. However, Ko’s hopes were dashed when she made a bogey on the 17th hole.
Although the World No.1 managed to pull back a shot with a birdie on the 18th, Ko still finished her second round at three-over par, two shots behind the one-over cut line.
During her second round on Saturday, Ko made two birdies, but four bogeys and a double bogey, and missed three putts for birdie, which made it difficult for her to stay in the game before her exit was confirmed on Sunday morning.
Outcomes are always unexpected in the game of golf. But all it is a part of the game. The World. No. 1 shared a photo and wrote, “1 year 364 days since my last MC… absolutely gutted to be missing out on the weekend @thechevronchampionship a tournament that means a lot to me… two weeks off to work on the game and be back at it again 🙏”
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Lexi Thompson, Charley Hull, and Grace Kim are among the prominent players who were eliminated from the tournament. In round 2, World No. 6 Thompson, who previously won the Chevron Championship in 2014, had to make a birdie on one of her last two holes but could not do so.
Charley Hull, the LPGA star, made an attempt to recover after her first-round score of 79. Although she improved in Round 2 by eight strokes, her endeavors were ultimately in vain.
Fans pour in supportive comments for Ko
Ko has a strong and supportive fanbase. All the sweet comments posted by her fans on the Instagram post are a testament to it. A fellow golfer, Danielle Kang, commented, “1 year and 364 days… 1 day from just 2 years. You’re doing great sweetieee it’s fine. love youu ❤️”
Another fan’s motivating words were, “It’s not that you missed the cut, it’s what you can learn from this experience. You are a winner and winners take negatives and turn them into positives. Your attitude and outlook is strong. See you in the winners circle soon. 👍👏💪👊⛳️🙏”
“Sometimes it just doesn’t come together – we’ll see you in the winners circle again soon Lydia,” commented another fan hoping to see Ko in the winning circle. “Will miss you darlin, always #1 to me!”, said another fan.
One fan mentioned that it is just how the game of golf is, “We all have bad rounds once in a while, that’s golf ⛳️ keep your head up 😍😍😍😍.”
Ko’s premature departure prolongs her Major title drought, with her last victory being the 2016 ANA Inspiration, now known as the Chevron Championship. What do you think of her exit from the Championship? Tell us who you think will take the first major title of the season home.