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  • Lydia Ko in danger of missing first LPGA cut after bizarre tree incident

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf4 days ago

    Ahead of this week's Volunteers of America North Texas LPGA Shootout, world No. 1 Lydia Ko said she would donate her entire check for the week to charities helping Nepal after the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that has left over 5,000 dead.

    Unfortunately, Ko is in danger of not receiving a check and missing her first-ever LPGA cut after an opening 4-over 75 at Las Colinas C.C. in Irving, Texas.

    Ko's entire round was stymied by an unfortunate three-hole stretch on the back nine. Coming to the tee at the par-4 14th, Ko was 2 under par on the round. However, her third shot landed in a tree and, despite the best efforts of her tree-climbing caddie Jason Hamilton, the ball would not fall to the ground. In the end, LPGA rules officials -- perhaps mistakenly -- declared Ko could take an unplayable lie en route to a triple-bogey 7.

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    It didn't get better from there, with Ko going double bogey, bogey on the next two par 4s. 

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