The David Leadbetter situation is even uglier than I thought it was.
Apparently, he wasn’t even Lydia Ko’s main coach, which leads to the unfortunate conclusion (if you have another one, I’d love to hear it) that he was exploiting her for his own ends, and that’s as good a reason to have fired him as any.
Thanks to MichaelH. for reminding me of something about the A-Swing, which had completely slipped my mind…
My 3rd day posting about this issue, because it really rankles me.
I would love to know why David Leadbetterforced Lydia Ko into that ridiculous “A-Swing” of his, if it wasn’t for the obvious reason that comes to mind – that it was to make money off her by selling his swing with her as his “Top Gun” using it.
David Leadbetter is keeping it classy following his discarding by Lydia Ko, putting all of the blame on her 2016 drop-off in performance (of course, it couldn’t be the A-Swing garbage he forced on her last year) on – get this – her parents.