Bo-Gyung Lydia Ko is a 17 year old professional kiwi golfer. She was born in seoul, south korea on the 24th of april 1997. Lydia has been the top ranked women amateur golfer in the world for 130 weeks. She began playing golf at the age of 5 when her mother took her into a pro shop at the pupuke golf club. At the age of 7 she competed in the New Zealand national amateur championships.
Lydia became the youngest person to ever win a professional golf tour event, when she announced she was turning professional on 23 october 2013. In august 2013 she was the only amareur to win two LPGA tour events. She was named as one of times magazine’s 100 most influential people