ECCO® GOLF ambassador, Lydia Ko, delivered a trademark weekend performance in Saudi Arabia, as she secured her second Saudi Ladies International title at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club.
Ko, who was returning to tournament golf for the first time this season, continued the form that saw her return to World Number 1 at the end of 2022, carding four rounds in the 60s that included an opening round 64.
Wearing her own signature edition ECCO BIOM® G5, Ko once again showed why she is the world’s best player as she calmly produced a final round four-under-par 68 to triumph by one shot.
“I’ve been trying to enjoy being out on the golf course and playing with the world’s best, the field this week was really good, so I knew it was going to be a challenge.” Commented Ko.
“The first tournament of the year is really hard, because you don’t have anything to base yourself off, you don’t know if you’re going to play well or bad, but the start this week really helped – I stayed really patient and I was not as nervous as I thought I would be!”
Jesper Thuen, responsible for sponsorship at ECCO GOLF, added: “It was a real pleasure to see Lydia deliver such an assured performance this week. Not only to play so well in her first tournament of the year, but to yet again cement her position as the best player in the world is brilliant to see.
“Everyone at ECCO GOLF is excited to see just how much Lydia can achieve in 2023, and we look forward to offering her our continued support.” added Thuen.
In addition to Lydia Ko, ECCO GOLF shoes are worn in competition around the world by Caroline Masson, Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Niklas Norgaard Moller, Erik van Rooyen, Doc Redman, Henrik Stenson, Esther Henseleit, Freddy Schott and Thomas Bjørn, among others. For further information about ECCO GOLF, please visit golf.ecco.com.
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