Lydia Ko has carved her place in golf history at the young age of 18. She has accomplished more in a few short years than others have in an entire career.This year she has won her first major and as time goes on I’m sure we will see many more to come. Her skills are unmatched and below are a few videos that look at here full swing and putting. At this time Lydia has a total of $4,279,995 in career earnings. Below is a list of her wins and bio:
Let’s give credit where credit is due and begin to take a look at some of the greatest golfers of today and yesteryear on the LPGA Tour. Lydia is a great inspiration to the youth of golf for both girls and boys. So many times the LPGA Tour takes a back seat to the PGA Tour. As long as young athletes like Lydia keep making noise they will not be ignored. As they should be given credit for the contributions to the game of golf and the leadership qualities they show to the world.
LPGA Tour Victories (7)
LPGA Tour Major Victories (1)
- 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, The Evian Championship
*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
- 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.
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