Golf: Kiwi Lydia Ko sacks swing coach Ted Oh

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Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko is in the hunt for a new swing coach - yet again.

Ko has told the Golf Channel that she has parted ways with Ted Oh, who was her fourth coach in the past five years.

"We just mutually decided it was time," Ko said. "We ended on good terms.

"I have a lot to thank Ted for. He gave me a really solid blueprint, simplifying my swing.

"I think he showed me a more efficient way and I thank him for that."

After joining forces at the start of 2018, the American helped the 22-year-old rediscover some elusive form, breaking a two-year victory drought at the Mediheal Championship last year.

That was Ko's last title victory, which she'll defend this week without a coach.

Oh was philosophical when asked about the split.

"Everyone was a little stressed out there," Oh told the Golf Channel. "It was time.

"I still love the girl and we still talk."

Ko has struggled with her swing this season and scheduling off-season work with Oh has been a challenge due to his family commitments in California.

"I've had a couple coaches look at my swing, to get an opinion, but I’m not in a rush to make a decision," she said.