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Ko looking to be more independent

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Lydia Ko believes the time has come for her to start taking more control of her career.

The former world number one has had a tumultuous few months, splitting with coach David Leadbitter after three years of working together, a call that she has revealed was partly influenced by her parents.

Almost inevitably, questions have subsequently been asked about the level of control she has when it comes to her career.

The two-time major winner admits she has occasionally taken a back seat when it comes to making key decisions and says she will now look to be more independent.

“I think I have, yes, sometimes been too reliant on my parents because I am so used to being with them,” Ko told “But I think I need to learn more about taking ownership and making my own decisions.

“Of course I discussed my decision with my parents. They gave their opinions, too. But at the end of the day I made the final decision to change. My parents are a big part of my golfing career and I know I wouldn’t be here without them.”


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