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CARLSBAD, CA - MARCH 24:  Lydia Ko of New Zealand tees off the 1st hole during the 2nd Round of the KIA Classic at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort on March 24, 2017 in Carlsbad, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Lydia Ko 'going in the right direction' after California flop

Ko missed the cut for just the second time in her career at the Kia Classic in Carlsbad.

CARLSBAD, CA - MARCH 24:  Lydia Ko of New Zealand tees off the 1st hole during the 2nd Round of the KIA Classic at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort on March 24, 2017 in Carlsbad, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Lydia Ko in danger of losing number one ranking, crashing out of Kia Classic

Things got off to the worst possible start for Ko, dropping a shot with a bogey on the first, before another on the fifth.

Jason Day confirms mother's lung cancer surgery a success

The world number three withdrew from the Dell Technologies Match Play event after revealing his mother's illness.

Lydia Ko off the tee

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko's world number one ranking hanging by a thread

Ko, 19, bounced back from a mediocre start to her LPGA campaign with three straight top-10 berths over the past month.

Watch: Emotional Aussie golf star Jason Day breaks down after revealing his mother has cancer

Day lasted only six holes at the Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Texas today, until a heavy heart forced an early departure.

SINGAPORE - MARCH 05:  Lydia Ko of New Zealand hits her tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the HSBC Women's Champions on the Tanjong Course at Sentosa Golf Club on March 5, 2017 in Singapore.

Lydia Ko finishes tied for eighth in Phoenix

The world number one scored a four under 68 at the LPGA Bank of Hope Founders Cup in Arizona.

SINGAPORE - MARCH 05:  Lydia Ko of New Zealand hits her tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the HSBC Women's Champions on the Tanjong Course at Sentosa Golf Club on March 5, 2017 in Singapore.

Kiwi world number one Lydia Ko rockets up leaderboard in Arizona

Ko fired a flawless nine-under 63 to shoot up from 40th overnight at Desert Ridge, her round including seven birdies over the last nine holes.

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Hendry suffered a bulging disc in his back just 16 days before the start of the NZ Open in Arrowtown.

'I couldn't stand up straight' – Michael Hendry opens up on historic win after month of hell

Hendry suffered a bulging disc in his back just 16 days before the start of the NZ Open.

Ryan Fox in contention at New Zealand Open after barnstorming round

Fox fired an eight-under 63 to shoot to a share of fifth on the leaderboard.

Aussie snatches lead at NZ Open, Kiwi golfer Ben Campbell still keeping pace one shot behind

Brad Kennedy leads at the halfway mark after a stellar second round at Millbrook Resort.

 Lydia Ko plays a tee shot on the 2nd hole during the third round of the LPGA KEB-Hana Bank Championship

'It'd be an honour' - Lydia Ko would accept golf invitation from President Trump

The world number one wouldn't hesitate to accept an offer from the divisive US President.

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Fox is ranked 145 and will be joining forces with Williams who has served as a caddy for several top pro golfers.

'The goal is to be in contention' - top ranked Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox teams up with champion caddy Steve Williams

Fox is ranked 145 and will be joining forces with Williams who has served as a caddy for several top pro golfers.

 Lydia Ko plays a tee shot on the 2nd hole during the third round of the LPGA KEB-Hana Bank Championship

Lydia Ko still searching for success after 9th place finish in Singapore

The world number one was tied for second going into the fourth and final round at the LPGA Women's Champions tournament.

Lydia Ko shoots up leaderboard after sensational effort in Singapore

The world number one is tied for seventh at the HSBC Women's Champions event.

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko in contention after solid opening round in Singapore

The world number one scored a -3 score of 69 to sit three shots off the lead.

Watch: Aussie blokes smash world putting record with unbelievable 120m stroke

YouTube group How Ridiculous officially eclipsed the old record set in 2001 by 6m at the Point Walter Golf Course in Perth.

Lydia Ko tied for 22nd after underwhelming first round in Thailand

Ko shot a -2 round of 70 in her first round of the Honda LPGA event in Chonburi.

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The Kiwi combo will team up in Queenstown next month after Fox’s regular caddy opted not to make the long flight from their European base.

Ryan Fox teaming up with Steve Williams for dynamic Kiwi combo at NZ Open

Fox says he can't wait to to work with "the best caddy in the world".

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The world number one and Olympic silver medallist has linked up with Gary Gilchrist after an over-par 2016.

Lydia Ko admits new coach 'gives me confidence going forward'

The world number one and Olympic silver medallist has linked up with Gary Gilchrist after an over-par 2016.

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It needs to be said that a flop shot from a tight lie is one of the most difficult shots in golf to pull off.

'That's embarrassing': Darren Clarke stone-cold shanks attempted flop shot

It needs to be said that a flop shot from a tight lie is one of the most difficult shots in golf to pull off.

Donald Trump golfing with Tiger Woods

Donald Trump hits the golf course with legend Tiger Woods

The US President-elect was in good spirits as he joined the former world number one for a quick round.

Tiger Woods introduces 'Mac Daddy Santa' in bizarre tweet

A creepy, shirtless Tiger Woods is back in the game.

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The 29-year-old said a key difference to managing his busy schedule was cutting back on long distance travelling.

Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox says travel management pivotal in most successful year to date

"It's a very mental game, golf, and it can really do your head in at times."

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The 29-year-old said a key difference to managing his busy schedule was cutting back on long distance travelling.

Ryan Fox happy at home recharging batteries after best pro season to date

The 29-year-old said a key difference to managing his busy schedule was cutting back on long distance travelling.

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A marathon runner at heart, Brad Luiten ran more than two, hitting a golf ball at the same time.

'It was so hard…my legs are done!' - Ambitious marathon man plays 237 holes of golf in 12 hours

A marathon runner at heart, Brad Luiten ran more than two, hitting a golf ball at the same time.

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Brad Luiten smashed his way into the Guinness World Records, playing 237 holes of golf in 12 hours.

Kiwi marathon runner completes 237 holes of golf in just 12 hours, smashing world record

Brad Luiten was attempting to play more than 221 holes in just 12 hours, and did so easily.

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Amateur Brad Luiten is aiming to complete 13 consecutive rounds, and all for a good cause.

Kiwi battler hoping to set unthinkable golfing world record

Amateur Brad Luiten is aiming to complete 13 consecutive rounds, and all for a good cause.

Kiwi No 1 Lydia Ko splits from coach

David Leadbetter has announced he has parted ways with Kiwi world No 1 Lydia Ko.

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Fox and Danny Lee are right up there after two rounds on the Gold Coast.

Ryan Fox tied for third at Australian PGA Championship

Fox and Danny Lee are right up there after two rounds on the Gold Coast.

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