Brad Faxon has shared his putting knowledge with a number of high-profile players over the last few years, none as high-profile as Rory McIlroy, who is playing OK these days. As if McIlroy’s endorsement wasn’t enough, he’s now earned the endorsement of Women’s World No.
1 Jin Young Ko.
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Speaking this week at the CME Group Tour Championship, Ko, who hails from South Korea, was asked if she had any favorite, non-Korean golfers growing up. The first player who came to Ko’s mind was Faxon, who she crossed paths with this past June at the U.
Then I got one putt, No. 1, 2, 3 hole, and then I told my caddie, I don’t want to like hand wash.
I shoot really good.”
Ko was already well aware of who Faxon was prior to this encounter.
“He did all the time a little bit forward press and then start to the backswing, and then I did that a long time ago. Not now.
Since becoming a full-time member of the LPGA Tour in 2018, she’s won five times, including a pair of major victories at the ANA Inspiration and the Evian Championship this past season. This year, she averaged just under 30 putts per round and ranked fourth in putts per green in regulation.
I was sent this transcript via email…
Amazing to learn that the World
No. 1, Jin Young Ko learned how to putt from watching my YouTube videos, I had no idea! 👍🏼
Give it a read.
“He’s good. Sexy.” pic.twitter.com/2cXYGQTrYm
— Brad Faxon (@BradFaxon) November 21, 2019
There’s a good chance Ko’s quote ends up on Fax’s fridge at home.