Lydia Ko biography

Lydia Ko


1997 –


Who is Lydia Ko?

Lydia Ko is a New Zealand professional golfer. Born Bo-Gyung Ko in Seoul, South Korea, she had been the top-ranked woman amateur golfer in the world for 130 weeks when she announced she was turning professional on 23 October 2013. She became the youngest person ever to win a professional golf tour event and youngest person ever to win an LPGA Tour event. In August 2013, she became the only amateur to win two LPGA Tour events. As an amateur she never missed a cut in 25 professional tournaments, and by September 2013 had risen to fifth in the Women's World Golf Rankings in only 23 professional tournaments.

She began playing golf as a five-year-old when her mother took her into a pro shop at the Pupuke Golf Club on Auckland's North Shore owned by professional Guy Wilson who continued as her coach until 22 December 2013.


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Apr 24, 1997
  • Pinehurst School

on July 23, 2013

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