Ko to rest after Mission Hills disappointment

After finishing tied for 51st at the ANA Inspiration on Sunday, world number one Lydia Ko will take a break from golf for a little while.

The 17-year-old had a disappointing week at Mission Hills in what turned out to be her worst performance at a major since the first time playing the event as a 15-year-old.

Her other attempts at the tournament formerly known as the Kraft Nabisco Championship, she finished tied in 25th in 2013 and tied 29th in 2014.

The New Zealander equalled Annika Sorenstam's LPGA record of 29 consecutive rounds under par on Tour during Thursday's first round, she failed to break par the rest of the week and finished the season's first major a disappointing three-over-par.

"It's a really good course, and you really need your A-game, and I really didn't have that this week," Ko said after the event.

The teenager struggled with her drives throughout the week and managed only three fairways in 14 holes on Sunday.

"I've learned a lot about how to play shots out of the rough this week," Ko continued.

"That's one of the big things I've learned."
 
This week's first major of the season spells the end of a long run of events for Ko in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, where he has played six events in seven weeks.

With the LPGA taking a break while the Masters is on this coming week, she revealed that she will be taking some time off.

"Just going have a good rest," she quipped.

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