Lydia (Bogyung) Ko
Country of Birth:
Country of Citizenship:
English & Korean
Pinehurst School, Auckland, New Zealand
Gulf Harbour CC, Auckland, New Zealand
North Harbour & New Zealand
Countries Visited with Golf:
Australia, India, England, Ireland, America, South America
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Started Golf at Age:
Gulf Harbour CC & Cypress Point
Guy Wilson – Institute of Golf – Coached me since I started golf.
Hours Practice Per Week?:
Golf Player Most Admired?:
Michelle Wie, Rory McIlroy, Lexi Thompson, Phil Mickleson
Most Satisfying Golfing Moment:
Winning the 2012 US Women's Amateur.
What is the Best Thing About Golf:
Meeting new people, enjoying competitions against different ages, concentrating on games, seeing hard work pay off.
Lydia's Dream Foursome: (Yourself and…….…)
1. Michelle Wie
2. Phil Mickelson
3. Lexi Thompson
Strongest Part of Lydia's Game:
Driver, I hit nearly every fairway, and my focus. I have to work hard, which sometimes can be boring but the end result makes me smile.
Lydia's Best Tournament Result to Date:
1st - NZ Women's Open 2013 - LET - Became the youngest winner in LET history and first NZer to win.
1st - Canadian Women's Open - LPGA - Became the youngest women in history to win.
1st - US Women's Amateur 2012
1st - NSW Open 2012 - Australian Ladies Professional Golf Event - Became the youngest ever winner of a professional event worldwide at the age of 14 and 9 months.
19th - Australian Women's Open - LPGA - 40 of the top 60 players in the world competed.
4th - NZ Women’s Open 2011 - Ladies European Tour Event
2nd - NSW Open 2011 - Australian Ladies Professional Golf Event
T38 - US Women's Open 2012 - Major Championship
T17 - Women's British Open 2012 - Major Championship