With her win a month ago at the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, Lydia Ko notched victories in consecutive years for the first time since 2015 and 2016.

It’s hard to fathom that the 24-year-old, who once sat atop of the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings for 85 consecutive weeks,

had gone that long without back-to-back winning years.

And because golf is such a funny game, Ko says her recent successes have as much to do with luck as they do skill.

I've been putting myself in contention a lot and I think when you start doing that more often

you just get a little bit more confidence,” said Ko. “Week in, week out, the technique and skill things doesn't change that much.

But when you get in a good rhythm of things, I think sometimes some putts that might have lipped-out, lips-in

For me when I won Gainbridge, I hit a shot that I think most of the time it would have gone out of bound 

but I got a really lucky kick off the tree and then I was in bounds and I was able to save par from there