7 things I noticed while inspecting major-winner Lydia Ko’s gear

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In addition to the custom canvas headcover, Ko’s 19-degree hybrid was the only one in the bag with a purple Iomic grip. The rest of her clubs have a custom Iomic “mint” pattern that Ko confirmed might not be around for much longer. Instead of switching out all of the grips at once, Ko decided to take a slower approach by adding one to the bag to see how it felt.

“I really liked the mint ones Iomic made for me, but I’m ready for a change,” Ko said. “They made it in a lavender with the same feel. I’m in the transition of switching at the moment, so that’s the only reason why you see different grip colors in the bag.”

Assuming the lavender version checks out, she’ll eventually retire the rest of the mint grips for a fresh look.