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Lydia Ko is a Korean-born New Zealand professional golfer who became the No. 1 ranked woman professional golfer on 2 February 2015 at 17 years 9 months 8 days of age, making her the youngest player of either gender to be ranked No. 1 in professional golf. She is the current No. 1 golfer. Upon winning The Evian Championship in France on the 13 September 2015, she became the youngest woman, at age 18 years, 4 months and 20 days, to win a major championship. Her closing round of 63 was a record lowest final round in the history of women’s golf majors. On 3 April 2016, she won the ANA Inspiration, where she also became the youngest player to win two women’s major championships. Since turning professional in 2014, Ko has career winnings of $7,341,477 as of 31 October 2016. Additionally, she is the first LPGA Tour player to win at least $2,000,000 in each of her first three full seasons on Tour.
Born: Apr 24, 1997 (age 20) · Seoul, South Korea
Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
Education: Pinehurst School
Parents: Ko Gil-hong (Father) · Hyeon Bong-sook (Mother)