|Real Name/Full Name:
|Bo-Gyung “Lydia” Ko
|26 years old
|24 April 1997
|Seoul, South Korea
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Is Lydia Ko Lesbian?
|Net Worth in 2024:
Lydia Ko is the youngest professional golfer ever who became the No. A 1-ranked golfer at the age of 17. She won her first major championship at the age of 18. She is also the youngest player to win two women’s major championships. She is also the first LGPA Tour player to win at least $2 million in each of her first three full seasons on Tour.
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Early Life & Biography
Lydia was conceived in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to New Zealand with her family as an infant and gained citizenship at the age of 12. She did her schooling from Mairangi Bay Primary and Pinehurst School in Albany, New Zealand, where she took correspondence classes with them as she joined the professional golf tour.
She began playing golf at the age of 5 years when her mother took her at the Pupuke Golf Club on Auckland’s North Shore, where she met her first coach Guy Wilson who trained her till 2013. She came into limelight when she was seven years old for competing in the New Zealand national amateur championships.
After completing the 2016 season, Lydia announced her new sports equipment sponsorship contract is signing with Parson’s Xtreme Golf (PXG), ending her contract with Callaway equipment. She further announced that she parted ways with her coach David Leadbetter, who was with her since November 2013.
After her break-out with her coach, she went through a difficult time both on and off the pitch as her overall ranking fell off.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 24 April 1997, Lydia Ko is 26 years old as of today’s date 28th February 2024. Her height is 1.65 m tall, and her weight is 65 kg.
Ko became the youngest player ever to win a professional golf event by winning the Samsung Women’s NSW Open on the ALPG Tour on 29th January 2012. She won 5 major championships in 2015. Ko became the No. 1 ranked woman professional golfer at the Coates Golf Championship, overtaking Inbee Park, on 2nd February 2015. In 2016, she won the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open for the third time in four years. Just 11 minutes before the game was supposed to end, a major earthquake took place, and she donated her prize money to help those affected.
In 2017, Lydia participated in 26 events, didn’t manage to win a single title. She was in the top 10, ten times that year, and her world ranking came down to 9th position. In the following year also, she failed to win a major championship tournament, and her world ranking dropped to 14th position. In 2019, after three years of her parting off with her former coach David Leadbetter, she only won one golf tournament, no major championships, and her ranking dropped to 39th, lowest in her career so far.
Awards & Achievements
In 2015, she became the youngest No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings at the age of 18 years. Ko also became the first New Zealander to win two majors in 2016. She also became the youngest Olympic Medal Winner by claiming the silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics in Women’s Golf.
She also became New Zealand’s youngest individual Olympic winner. In the same year, she also became only the 3rd woman to hold the world No. 1 position for all 52 weeks of the year after Lorena Ochoa and Yani Tseng.
Net Worth & Salary of Lydia Ko in 2024
As of February 2024, Korea born Kiwi girl has an estimated net worth of $10 million. In the year 2017, she finished her season with a total earning of about $1.78 million. She has earned this much fortune at such a young age through her brilliant performances every year in various Golf Tournaments around the globe. She earned more than $2 million in successive three seasons from 2014-2016.
Lydia Ko, the youngest rank. One in the world among both men and women in the game of golf has claimed her fame through her sheer hard work and dedication towards the sport. She is the true pride of New Zealand as she is the youngest Olympic medallist in the world in terms of Golf. She went through her highs and lows of her career and has made a name for herself. She is recognized as one of the best young golfers of the new era throughout the world.