Former world number one Lydia Ko knows what she has to do if she is to reclaim that position. It might have been a difficult season so far for Ko but she feels that everything is well, it is only a case of piecing everything together.
Ko described her current game by saying: “I feel like the puzzle pieces are there but trying to put them all together sometimes is the hardest thing. But obviously with anyone’s game and no matter what ranked player you are, there is always aspects in your game to improve in, so I’m working hard with my coaches and the team to be more consistent in those areas where I think needs a bit more work.”
The Ricoh Women’s British Open is the ideal place to finally but those pieces together as the attention of being the world number one is now away from her. Getting back to the top of the pile is not really on her mind, instead, it’s all about regaining her confidence.
“To me, it’s more important to put myself in better positions week-in, week-out, and when you keep doing that consistently and have a few top 10’s here and there, those things are going to lead to having bigger World Rankings and all that. So I’m not really focusing on the rankings and thinking, hey, I really need to get back the No. 1 place right now.”
For Ko that is probably for the best. Chasing that position will come with time, she has already freely admitted that now is the time to focus on one tournament at a time. One thing is for certain though, once Ko puts all the pieces together the field had better watch out.