You Oughta Know: Ko eyes more major history

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SAN MARTIN, Calif. – Lydia Ko leads by one stroke at the U.S. Women's Open. Here's what You Oughta Know going into the final round at CordeValle:

• Ko is making a habit of being on the leaderboard on Sundays of majors. She is seeking to win her third major in her last four starts. She has started the final round in third place or better in the last four majors.

• If Ko wins, she will become the youngest winner of the U.S. Women’s Open at 19 years, 2 months and 16 days old. She would surpass Inbee Park as the youngest by 11 months and 1 day.

• If Ko wins, she would become the youngest man or woman to win three majors, surpassing Young Tom Morris, who was almost 19 years and 5 months old when he won The Open for a third time in 1870.

• Ko is seeking to win her 14th LPGA title.

• Ko is 4 for 9 closing out 54 hole leads in LPGA events.

• Ko won her first two majors coming from behind in the final round. She came from two shots back when she won the Evian Championship last fall to become the youngest winner of a woman’s major. She came from one shot down when she won the ANA Inspiration in April.

• Ko is 0 for 1 trying to hold a 54-hole lead in a major. She took a one-shot lead into the final round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship last month, but Ko was overtaken by Brooke Henderson and lost in a playoff.

• South Koreans have won four of the last five U.S. Women’s Opens, six of the last eight.

• Three of the top five players on the leaderboard at CordeValle Golf Club are South Koreans (Eun Hee Ji, Sung Hyun Park and Amy Yang).

• Park, 22, has already won seven Korean LPGA titles, including last year’s Korean Women’s Open. She’s No. 18 in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings.

• Ji, 30, won the U.S. Women’s Open in 2009 at Saucon Valley in Pennsylvania but hasn’t finished better than T-27 in the championship since then. She’s a two-time LPGA winner but hasn’t won on tour since that U.S. Women’s Open title.

• Yang hasn’t won a U.S. Women’s Open but has a strong record in the event. She has finished T-10 or better in five of the last six, with two second-place finishes, a fourth-place finish and a tie for fifth.

• Americans Brittany Lang and Angela Stanford are best positioned to claim a U.S. victory, with Lang two shots back and Stanford three back. The Americans have won just one title in 19 LPGA events this year. They’ve gone 15 consecutive events without winning this season. In tour history, the Americans have never gone more than 17 consecutive events without winning an LPGA title.