Lydia Ko

New Zealand

5'5

2014

$235,212.00

Race to CME Globe

10

Rolex Ranking™

4

Lydia Ko Bio

LPGA Tour Victories (2)

  • 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open*
  • 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open*

*as an amateur and non-member

2013:

  • Turned professional in October 2013 and was granted membership for the 2014 season by LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan.
  • Two months after turning professional, won her first event as a pro at the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour (KLPGA)
  • 12 events, 12 cuts made, 1 victory, 5 additional top-10 finishes
  • Earned her second-career victory when she defended her title at the CN Canadian Women's Open

Amateur:

  • Won four professional tournaments in her amateur career (2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open & 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open (LPGA), 2013 ISPS Handa New Zealand Women’s Open (LET & ALPG) and 2012 Bing Lee Samsung Women’s NSW Open (ALPG).
  • Played in 16 LPGA Tour events in the 2012 and 2013 seasons and did not miss a cut.
  • Was the fifth amateur winner in LPGA history and first since 1967; first amateur to win twice.
  • Became the youngest winner in Ladies European Tour (LET) history on Feb. 10, 2013 at the 54-hole ISPS Handa Women’s New Zealand Open.
  • Became the youngest winner in LPGA history on Aug. 19, 2012 at the 72-hole CN Canadian Women’s Open at the age of 15 years, 4 months, 2 days.
  • In the 2012 and 2013 seasons, earned low amateur honors at six LPGA Tour major championships
  • Won the 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur (second youngest winner in history) and Australian Women’s Amateur; medalist at the World Amateur Team Championship in Turkey.
  • Won the 2011 Australian Women’s Amateur Strokeplay, New Zealand Women’s Amateur Strokeplay, New Zealand Women’s Amateur Match Play.

Personal:

  • 5’5”
  • Started playing golf at the age of 5.
  • Credits her parents as the individuals most influencing her career.
  • Enjoys going to the movies and reading.

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