Lydia Ko fires David Leadbetter in latest shakeup for world No. 1

No. 1 Lydia Ko fires swing coach David Leadbetter.

Lydia Ko made David Leadbetter the latest casualty of an overall shakeup of her support team.

The world No. 1 called Leadbetter, her swing coach of three years, on Tuesday night to lower the boom, according to’s Randall Mell. Ko, who was expected to make a statement on Thursday, told Leadbetter she was going in a “new direction,” Mell reported.

Firing Leadbetter came on the heels of Ko dumping her long-time caddie,


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