Ko: I was outplayed

Woods, Johnson, Spieth out on Royal Portrush course ahead of Open Championships

Lydia Ko had no excuses after she narrowly lost out on a third major triumph at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday.

The New Zealand star would card a final round four-under 67, but Brooke Henderson lit up the back nine to tie with Ko on six-under for the event.

The world number one and the Canadian went back to the 18th tee for a playoff. 

A superb second shot from Henderson left her three feet from the pin and when Ko missed her 24-foot birdie attempt, all eyes were on the 18-year-old as she rolled in a memorable putt for the win. 

"I'm happy with the way I played…I just got outplayed," said Ko, before heaping praise on Henderson.

"For Brooke to shoot 65 on the final day at a major, at a course like this is very impressive."

Ko had a chance to pull ahead even further on the par three 17th after a brilliant tee shot, but would miss her four-foot birdie chance.

"I'm not really sure if I pushed it," added Ko. 

"I didn't feel like it was a bad stroke."