Lydia Ko : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Career
Lydia Ko is a Korean-born New Zealand professional golfer know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Career
|Birthdate ( Age)||24 April 1997|
|Place of Birth||Seoul|
|Marital Status||Not Married Yet|
|Profession||Korean-born New Zealand professional golfer|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Last Update||August 2021|
Lydia Ko MNZM is a Korean-born New Zealand professional golfer. A former No. 1-ranked woman professional golfer, she achieved the top ranking on 2 February 2015 at 17 years, 9 months and 9 days of age, making her the youngest player of either gender to be ranked No. 1 in professional golf.
In 2016, Ko was named Young New Zealander of the Year, and in the 2019 New Year Honours, she was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to golf.
Early Life and Family
Ko was born on 24 April 1997 in Seoul, South Korea. 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 coached her until 22 December 2013.She was a seven-year-old in March 2005 when she first came to the attention of the media, for competing in the New Zealand national amateur championships.
She immigrated with her family to New Zealand as an infant and gained citizenship at age 12.She was educated at Mairangi Bay Primary and Pinehurst School in Albany, New Zealand, and when she joined the professional golf tour she took correspondence classes with Pinehurst.
Starting in 2015 Ko said she would study psychology extramurally with Korea University, Seoul. The Yonhap news agency reported her as saying "I'll have to listen to what the university says to decide how I will do my studies. I'll have to make sure I submit the required papers and projects as the majority of my classes will be done online."
Lydia Ko Husband
As of 2021, Lydia Ko's relationship status is single as she is not dating any boyfriend. Likewise, the rumors of Lydia getting married are also not true. Similarly, the golfer has not planned on getting married in the near future as well.
Lydia Ko Net Worth
Lydia Ko MNZM is a Korean-born New Zealand professional golfer who has an estimated Net Worth of $10 Million in 2021
On 29 January 2012, Ko became the youngest person ever to win a professional golf tour event by winning the Bing Lee/Samsung Women's NSW Open on the ALPG Tour.She was 14 at the time, and had placed second in the event the year before.
The previous youngest person ever to win a professional golf tour event was Japan's Ryo Ishikawa at age 15 years and 8 months.Her record as the youngest winner of a professional event was broken later in 2012 by 14-year-old Canadian Brooke Henderson, who won the second event on that year's Canadian Women's Tour on 13 June.
After finishing runner-up to Suzann Pettersen in The Evian Championship in France, Ko announced that she would turn pro in 2014.However, on 23 October 2013, she stated in a YouTube video featuring New Zealand rugby player Israel Dagg that she was turning professional immediately and would play her first professional tournament in Florida in mid-November.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 finished tied for 21st in her pro debut at the 2013 CME Group Titleholders.
In October 2013, the LPGA Tour granted Ko's request to join the LPGA, waiving the Tour's requirement of members being at least 18 years old. "It is not often that the LPGA welcomes a rookie who is already a back-to-back LPGA Tour champion," tour commissioner Mike Whan said when he granted Ko's request.
Ko entered 26 events, did not win a tournament, finished in the top-10 ten times, and her year-end world ranking dropped to 9th. She started her 2017 LPGA Tour season at the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open where she finished tied for 46th. She then had three consecutive top-10 finishes at the Honda LPGA Thailand, HSBC Women's Champions, and the Bank of Hope Founders Cup.
Ko ended the 2017 season with a scoring average of 68.86 which ranked her No. 9 and a total season earnings of $1,177,450 which put her at No. 13 on the season's money list. This was the 4th consecutive season in which Ko won at least $1,000,000 and it brought her career earnings to $8,560,344 which ranks her No. 22 on the career money list.
Ko entered 26 tournaments, won once, finished in the top-10 ten times, and did not win a major championship tournament.iN 2019 Ko entered 24 events, did not win a tournament, and finished in the top-10 four times.In April 2021, Ko won her first LPGA Tour event since 2018 at the 2021 Lotte Championship, Hawaii.
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