Report: Ko To Go Pro
By Torleif Sorenson on 10/10/13


When the world's number one amateur golfer, Lydia Ko, completes in the LPGA's CME Group Titleholders tournament next month at Tiburón Golf Club in Florida, she will do so as a professional.

Finally.

Golf Channel's Randall Mell has reported that Ko's mom, Tina Hyon, said that the family has officially filed a petition with the LPGA asking for a waiver of their minimum 18-years-of-age rule. Ko turns 17 years old on April 24.

If any under-age-18 amateur golfer deserves an exemption on the LPGA circuit, it is Lydia Ko. She has already won five times as an amateur, including the LPGA's Canadian Women's Open twice — last year and this year. For good measure, she finished solo-2nd to Suzann Pettersen and low amateur at the Evian Championship last month.

The only deviation to this plan is that Ko could turn professional a week early if she is invited to participate in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, which will be played November 14-17 at Guadalajara Country Club in Mexico. Given her well-beyond-proven game and star power, it seems inconceivable that Ochoa would not invite Ko to play.


read more

Read an interesting golf article? Tip your editor!


Image via Twitter, Lydia Ko


[ comments ]
legitimatebeef says:
Whoa.
10/10/13
 
[ post comment ]
 
    New Products
    Stats
    Caption This
    World Am
    How Bizarre!
Most Popular:

Subscribe