Hole in one

By Paul Thomas In Sport

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27th December, 2012
You know it has been a great year in New Zealand sport when winning an Olympic gold medal isn’t the standout achievement. With due respect to our Olympians, 15-year-old Lydia Ko’s victory in the Canadian Open gets my vote for achievement of the year. She became the youngest winner in the 62-year history of women’s professional golf and the first amateur to win a pro tournament since 1969. There was a time in Tiger Woods’s career when a year in which he didn’t win a major tournament was a bad year: between 1997 and 2008 he had only three bad years. Four-and-a-half years have elapsed ...

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