Former world No. 1 Lydia Ko wins first title since 2016

( CNN) It was perhaps no astound that Lydia Ko wiped away the tears after clinching a dramatic playoff win.

The former world No. 1 had not savoured victory for nearly two years, but the New Zealander made what she described as the best shot of her career to clinch the LPGA Mediheal Championship in California Sunday.

In 2015, aged merely 17, Ko became the youngest player to top the rankings, but prior to Sunday she had not won a tournament in 43 events — since the Marathon Classic in July 2016.

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