In a surprising move on Tuesday, World No. 1 Lydia Ko fired her coach of three years, David Leadbetter. Leadbetter says the decision may have been influenced by Ko's parents and their unrealistic expectations for the teenage prodigy. In interviews on PGA Tour Radio and with Golf Digest, Leadbetter mentioned the interference of Ko's parents in her career.
Ian Poulter got into a bizarre altercation on Friday in Hong Kong. Ian Poulter’s second round at the Hong Kong Open was slipping away from him on Friday. “If I’m ready to play my shot, don’t go running behind me,” Poulter said, pointing his finger at the cameraman as he looked directly in the lens.
McIlroy, who was playing his match with Thomas Pieters and against Americans Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson, walked over to the gallery after hearing the spectator. Harrington, who was the vice-captain following along in that match, recently went into detail about the tense moment in a story with the Irish Golf Desk.