Lydia Ko


Lydia Ko is a young woman paving the way and inspiring others with her extraordinary journey.

Lydia Ko may have just lost her No 1 ranking in women’s golf, but let’s not forget: She’s only 19 and has achieved more than not only most of us, but also her peers.

Hailing from New Zealand, Lydia Ko became the No. 1 ranked woman professional golfer on February 2, 2015 at age 17, making her the youngest player of either gender to be ranked No. 1 in professional golf.


And she is growing up before our very own eyes: The now 18-year-old recently swapped specs for contact lenses, a new hair style among other things, and she is coming into her own.

The makeover hasn’t gone unnoticed.

“If Lydia Ko is trying to make a statement – ‘I’m not a kid anymore and I mean business’ – it’s working!” website wrote.

But she’s not losing her professional focus by an means.

Ko recently described what she does during her downtime.

“After my golf, I like to come back and watch TV and just relax. That’s probably the best part of my day, no stress. I relax and chill out,” she said.

Ko, who now lives in Orlando, Florida, added: “Most of my friends from the States are the tournament players. Sometimes we go out to dinner or watch a movie, or go to Universal Studios.”

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