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Lydia Ko splits with longtime coach

Updated: December 23, 2013, 7:26 AM ET
Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Teenage golf star Lydia Ko has split with the only coach she has had since she took up the sport as a 5-year-old.

Ko told Television New Zealand on Monday that she was sad to have ended her partnership with Guy Wilson, whom she called a great coach and friend. But she said she and her family had decided it would be impossible to continue the relationship because she will be based in the United States and he in New Zealand.

"It doesn't really work, him being ...

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