‘He changed my life’: Golf more enjoyable for Lydia Ko with husband Jun Chung at her side

Marriage isn’t just agreeing with Lydia Ko, it’s offering her a new perspective on life and with it, an understanding that tournament results don’t define who she is.

The world No 1 has offered a rare insight into her private life away from golf, revealing her relationship with new husband Chung Jun is helping her enjoy her work on the course more than ever.

Following what was arguably a career-best year in 2022, Ko has already won in 2023, with her victory in the Aramco Saudi Ladies International. And she will start this week’s HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore fresh from a fast finishing result at the LPGA Thailand tournament when finishing in a tie for sixth.

“I think he changed my life and I’m very grateful for his support and for him understanding what I do.

“I think that’s something that you’re very thankful for and I think sometimes it can feel very lonely out there,” Ko said.

“You have your caddie and your team and your family but there are things that you kind of just put in and keep to yourself.”

Whether her round is good, bad or otherwise, Ko describes the unconditional support of Jun as a major asset to her golf game.


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