Ko focused on having fun

Lydia Ko revealed how she is going to deal with the pressure of competing in this week's KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

The New Zealand superstar will be looking to make amends for her outing last year, where she got the weekend off after two poor opening rounds. 

"This week I'm going to try to play four days," quipped the world number one on SB Nation.

"I am going to play my own game, hit that one shot at a time and have fun. I think that's the key thing. When I think about it as, 'hey, this is a major, everyone wants to play well at a major,' I think there's just too much pressure."

When she teed off at the Women's PGA last year, Ko felt the pressure of never having won a major despite her domination of the game. 

At 18 years old, she also had the chance to beat Morgan Pressel’s record of the youngest ever major winner, which played on her mind.  

"Even though I tried not to feel the pressure, I think I did feel the pressure of Morgan's record," revealed ko, who now has two majors under her belt after victories at the Evian Championship and the ANA Inspiration. 

"Everybody in this room was saying, 'Hey, you've got a chance to break Morgan's record. When is she going to win a major? Is she going to win a major?' And I think winning very young kind of gave me a bit of relief."

Ko tees off amongst a star-studded field at the Sahalee Country Club in Washington on Thursday as she aims to win her third major in a row.