Rolex Rankings No. 1 Lydia Ko returns to the grounds of Evian Resort Golf Club where so once again wrote her name
in to the history books after becoming the youngest major champion in history with her six-shot triumph last
year.

The usually passive Ko had tears flowing on the 18th green after sinking a 15-foot birdie putt to close with a final-round 63 and to clinch her ninth LPGA victory. Ko’s final round 63 broke an LPGA record for low final round by a winner at a major championship.

“Yeah, a couple teardrops,” said Ko. “I didn’t totally cry-cry. But I kind of got a little overwhelmed, and I could kind of feel tears coming when Jason said, enjoy the moment, coming down onto the green. I kind of felt back over the whole week and all the questions I’ve been asked. But in a way I was relieved. But to kind of have that putt go in, I think
just everything dropped.”

Ko has not let down since her victory here a year ago as she has picked up five more victories including her second
major title at the ANA Inspiration in April. She’s coming off back-to-back top-10 finishes in Canada – T7 at the CP
Women’s Open and T5 at the Manulife Classic– following a silver medal performance at the Olympic Games four
weeks ago. The 19 year-old has been spectacular at this championship and has not finished worse than T8 in
her first three starts.