Lydia Ko is looking for a new swing coach after parting ways with Ted Oh following the ANA Inspiration.
Ko is the defending champion in San Francisco this week at the LPGA Mediheal Championship at Lake Merced Golf Club. She is without a coach, and she's working on her own for now.
Lydia Ko is in search of a new swing coach. She and Ted Oh have parted ways. "We just mutually decided that it was time. We ended on good terms...I have a lot to thank Ted for. He gave me a really solid blueprint simplifying my swing." She's in no rush to find a new coach.
— Randall Mell (@RandallMellGC) April 30, 2019
Oh replaced Gary Gilchrist as Lydia Ko's swing coach sometime around the start of 2018. Aside from the win in the inaugural Mediheal event, the results were not particularly spectacular for Ko compared to her early career standard. In 2018, Ko had two other medal-stand finishes as part of 10 total top-10s in 26 starts. Ko earned the least prize money of her career.
So far in 2019, Ko has a pair of eighth-place finishes in eight starts, with no other top-10 efforts. She placed T-44 in the ANA Inspiration, her final start with Oh, and T-42 in the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open last week.
This season, Ko is averaging 252 yards in driving distance, almost 8 yards longer off the tee compared to the previous two seasons. However, Ko is still looking for more answers to get back to the winning ways that got her to two major championships at such a young age.