Red-hot Jin Young Ko makes history with Founders Cup win

Jin Young Ko of South Korea wrote her name in the LPGA Tour record book not once but twice Sunday as she authored a wire-to-wire victory at the Cognizant Founders Cup in West Caldwell, New Jersey.

Ko’s 5-under 66 lifted her to 18 under for a four-shot victory over Germany’s Caroline Masson. It was Ko’s 14th straight round in the 60s, tying Annika Sorenstam’s LPGA record.

What’s more, Ko went 114 straight holes without making a bogey or worse until she bogeyed No. 17 Sunday. It’s the longest such streak on record for either the LPGA or PGA Tour, breaking Tiger Woods’ mark of 110 bogey-free holes.

Ko said a bogey-free round was her goal Sunday morning, but she wasn’t necessarily thinking about the records in play and the names attached to them.

“I just focus, despite the others like Tiger Woods or Annika Sorenstam,” Ko said. “I just play by myself … I don’t know what happened to me. I don’t know. I just have fun. I’m just trying to have fun on the course with my caddie and the other players.”

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