South Korean wins 4 times this season and leads tour in earnings
Announced: By the LPGA, that South Korea’s Jin Young Ko has clinched the tour’s player of the year award. With three events remaining this season, Ko leads the standings with an insurmountable 241 points. Ko, 24, last year’s rookie of the year, won four times this season, including major titles at the ANA Inspiration and the Evian Championship. She recorded 12 top-10 finishes and made 20 cuts in 20 starts, with no result worse than 29th, including a tie for ninth in the recent BMW Ladies Championship in Busan, South Korea. Ko ranks first in earnings ($2,714,281) and first in scoring average (68.933).
Agreed: Nathaniel Crosby, to return as U.S. team captain for the 2021 Walker Cup at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla., the U.S. Golf Association announced. Crosby, who turns 58 on Tuesday, was the 1981 U.S. Amateur champion and a son of the late entertainer Bing Crosby. He led the Americans to a 15½-10½ victory against Great Britain & Ireland’s top amateurs last month at Royal Liverpool in England.