World No. 1 Lydia Ko will return with her new caddie.
The U.S. Golf Week reported on the 8th that Lydia Ko has decided to work with her changed caddie David Jones at Aramco Saudi Ladies International, the European Women’s Professional Golf (LET) that will open on the 16th. The media explained that they confirmed this from Lydia Ko’s sister and manager.
Jones works with Lydia Ko for the second time. Earlier, it was Jones who worked as a caddy when he won the Lotte Championship in 2021. Until recently, Jones was the caddie of the PGA Tour’s Nick Taylor (Canada) and helped many players win major tournaments on the LPGA Tour. In 2016, Jeon In-ji (29) caddied when she won the Evian Championship, and Jones was also with Park Sung-hyun (30) when she won the 2017 US Women’s Open and the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Lydia Ko worked with Derek Keistler as a player-caddy from the second half of 2021 to last year. During this period, he performed well, winning the world’s No. 1 ranking and the Player of the Year award. There is no particular comment on why LydiaKo changed her caddy, but it is interpreted as an intention to change the atmosphere and strengthen her determination as she begins the new season.
Since her wedding ceremony in Korea in December last year, Lydia Ko has not participated in the competition for honeymoon and winter training. Aramco Saudi Ladies International, before his return, is the stage where he lifted the 2021 trophy.