Having completed her round and posting a one-under 70 to finish tied for third, the New Zealand player was asked by Golf Channel reporter Jerry Foltz about the trainer, his treatment and if there was any long-term concern.
“I know the ladies watching are probably like: ‘Yeah, I got you.’ So, when that happens, my back gets really tight, and I’m all twisted. It’s not the first time that Chris (Wicker) has seen me twisted, but it felt a lot better after he came. So, yeah, there you go.”
The 17-time LPGA Tour winner’s answer took Foltz by surprise. He stuttered as he stumbled for an appropriate response before managing to say: “Thanks.”
Ko was able to laugh off any awkwardness, saying with a smile: “I know you’re at a loss for words, Jerry. Honesty it is.”
Ko’s openness about her period, a topic in women’s sports that is often seen as taboo, earned her a huge swell of praise on social media.