The women’s world number three has split with her swing coach.
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Lydia Ko, LPGA star and actress announced on Sunday that she and Sean Foley had ceased working together due to “logistical” reasons.
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Ko wrote, “When I met Sean, I was at a point where I didn’t have much confidence in myself or in my game.” He has made me a better player and person over the past two years. We shared so much laughter and learning together. We decided to split our roles as coach and player last month due to logistical issues, but Sean will always remain a close friend. Sean was and will continue to be a mentor for me. Sean, thank you for being a mentor to me.
This is due to the fact Ko’s career has grown by leaps and bounds since she began working with Foley. Foley became Ko’s swing coach in the COVID-19 epidemic, when Ko was not ranked among the top 50 players worldwide. Due to her outstanding season this year, Ko rose to number three in the world.
Ko has spoken out about her past relationship with Foley, and how he’s helped both of them off the course.
Ko said that Ko is more than a swing coach in March 2022 to Golf.com. “Sometimes, I talk to him about life issues. His perspective is unique because he’s met and worked with so many people. It’s great to chat with him about non-golf topics. He doesn’t have any B.S. He is very straight-forward and offers solid advice.”
Golfweek reports that Ko’s sister Sura, her manager, said that Ko had been working with Ted Oh again. It is not yet a full-time or an official arrangement.