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Lydia Ko
Rookie Year
2014
Height
5'5
Career Earnings
$3,792,455

LPGA Tour Victories (7)

  • 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open*
  • 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open*
  • 2014 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning & O-I, CME Group Tour Championship
  • 2015 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open, Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic Presented by CTBC

*as an amateur and non-member

2014 in a Nutshell

  • 26 events, 26 cuts made, $2,089,033 (3)
  • Captured three victories on the season - CME Group Tour Championship, Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning & O-I and Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic
  • Won the inaugural Race to the CME Globe, taking home the $1 million bonus
  • Named the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year, the youngest winner in the history of the award
  • Became the youngest player to surpass $1 million and $2 million in career earnings
  • Added 12 additional top-10 finishes, including a pair of runner-up finishes

Career Highlights
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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