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Lydia Ko - Teenage Queen of Golf Continues Her Reign!

Lydia Ko – Teenage Queen of Golf Continues Her Reign!

Lydia Ko – Teenage Queen of Golf Continues Her Reign!

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18-year-old Lydia Ko won the LPGA Taiwan Championship this weekend and regained her No. 1 world golf ranking.

In my book, she is now the Queen of golf!  She certainly has a “Royal” demeanor.  I look forward to 2016 to see what she is going to do in the Major Championships.  I think she could win them all!

Lydia Ko - Teenage Queen of Golf Continues Her Reign!

Along with many fans, I have been watching this youngster since she won her first professional event at age 14, at the Women’s New South Wales Open in Australia. Her first LPGA Tour win was the Canadian Women’s Open in 2012 when Ko was 15 years old.

Lydia is now aged 18 years and 6 months and is the youngest player ever to win 10 events on any major tour. She also holds the record for being ranked the youngest World No. 1 player of either sex. (17 years of age in February 2015) I’m not sure that people understand that this means Ko has surpassed Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, etc. Let’s pay more attention to this golfing phenom and appreciate what she’s doing for our sport!

South Korea’s Inbee Park, former No. 1 ranked player, has been Ko’s closest competitor in the last 2 years, altho Park did not contend in this Taiwan Championship.

My best reasons to root for Ko:

  • her record-breaking successes at a ridiculously young age.
  • her global profile… Ko’s victories have come in Canada, France, Korea, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan.
  • her personality… “She’s not only a good player, but she’s a really good person. If she was not a good person, I might be jealous, but I totally respect her” says LPGA competitor So Yeon Ryu. Ryu is one of many golfers and industry leaders who speak well of Ko.

Source: Mel Sole

Pictures: Singapore Sports Council

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