Lydia Ko at The Evian Championship
2017 has been a testing year for Lydia Ko but recent signs, including her performance at The Evian Championship, suggest the two-time major champion is homing in on her best form.
It was at The Evian Championship two years ago, in 2015, that Lydia Ko made her highly anticipated major breakthrough and it didn't take long before she doubled her major tally at the 2016 ANA Inspiration.
Following these back-to-back major wins it seemed almost unthinkable that Lydia wouldn't win any of the next nine major championships but that is now the case after a frustrating 2017 season that has seen her contend with a lot of changes on and off the course.
Lydia has parted company with two caddies and her former swing coach David Leadbetter in the last year and has also switched to PXG clubs and ECCO attire during this period. There's no doubt that these changes have been made with a view to strengthening her position at the top of the game but it would appear that some of them have contributed to a somewhat stuttering season.
Lydia Ko's form however now seems to be firmly back on an upwards trajectory following a runner-up finish at the Indy Women in Tech Championship, her best finish of the season to date, and her T3 finish at Evian-les-Bains where Anna Nordqvist chalked up her second major triumph.
It would be no surprise to see a big win just around the corner for Lydia and equally it would cause no shock at all if she were to go on an win multiple majors in 2018. There's little doubt that we will soon see her recapture the ferocious winning instinct that prior to this season had seen her take the game by storm