Jin Young Ko Belittles an Incredible Tiger Woods Record With Her Unreal Numbers

Published 11/22/2021, 11:12 AM EST


Tiger Woods is probably the greatest golfer of all time. He has won 82 PGA Tours and 15 major championships in his career so far. Moreover, previously golf was an old man’s sport. However, Tiger, with his skills and talent, changed the perspective and made this a popular sport around the world. He was dominant, especially from 2000 to 2010, which is considered as Tiger’s era. However, Jin Young Ko has surpassed Woods in a particular stat.

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Meanwhile, Jin Young Ko, who is a South Korean golfer on the LPGA Tour, is currently dominating the tour with some exceptional performance. Moreover, she has even surpassed Tiger Woods in a particular stat. So let us have a look at it. 

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Jin Young Ko surpasses Tiger Woods in GIR

Tiger Woods is one of the best iron players who has an impeccable approach game. However, LPGA Tour pro Jin Young Ko is even more dominating in this department. And recently, Justin Ray posted a flabbergasting stat on Twitter. According to Justin Ray, Jin Young Ko has hit 63 consecutive greens in regulations. 

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However, he wrote, “LPGA Tour doesn’t have historical GIR streak numbers, but a couple of notes for a broader perspective. Tiger’s longest streak during his incredible 2000 season was 29.” Meanwhile, he is nowhere near Ko, who has hit 63 consecutive GIR, which is unreal. 

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Moreover, this shows the dominance she has created with her approach game. Ko recently won the CME Group Tour Championship after posting all her rounds under in the 60s. She has won 5 events in this season itself and also won the Player of the year award. 

Furthermore, most of the time it is her iron play that takes her through, and the 63 straight GIR proves it. Meanwhile, the most surprising thing is that Tiger Woods, who was at his peak with his irons during the 2000 PGA Tour season, has 29 straight GIR, which is almost half of Jin Young Ko. 

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Hence, Jin Young Ko is considered one of the best and also the greatest golfers currently on the LPGA Tour. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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