Lydia Ko’s golf swing in slow motion
A Few Things To Know About Lydia Ko:
- If Lydia were not a golfer, she would like to work in the media or in broadcasting.
- Biggest passion outside of golf is cooking.
- If golf had walk-up songs, Lydia would pick Golf Boys 2.Oh
- Her only superstition is continuing to use the same ball maker if it seems to be helping her on the greens.
- Hobbies include going to the movies, reading, and playing tennis.
LPGA Tour Victories (2)
- 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open*
- 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open*
*as an amateur and non-member
- 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
- 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.
- 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.