7 Feb 2015

Ko could slip back after Bahamas tournament

6:57 am on 7 February 2015

Lydia Ko's reign as the youngest world golf number one may be short-lived - South Korea's Inbee Park can overtake her at the latest tournament in the Bahamas.

Lydia Ko tees off in Florida.

Lydia Ko in action in Florida Photo: AFP

Park shot an early five under par 68 opening round and she's one shot off the lead, while Ko was one under par through eight holes before the 17-year-old and the rest of the players still on the course had to abandon play due to rain.

Ko completed her rain-interrupted first round on Saturday but remains at one under, tied for 31st, while Park's still tied for second and a shot off the lead.

Former world number one Tiger Woods withdrew after 11 holes on the opening round of the latest PGA Tour event at Torrey Pines with a stiff back.

Rotorua's Danny Lee fired a one under 71 to be seven shots off the lead, Hamilton's Steve Alker was even par through 13 holes when play was suspended for the day.