Kōrero: Golf

Lydia Ko and Cecilia Cho, 2011

Lydia Ko and Cecilia Cho, 2011

Friends and rivals Lydia Ko (left) and Cecilia Cho were about to head to Europe and compete against each other in an international women's amateur competition when this photo was taken in Auckland in June 2011. Ko was then the world's number-one amateur women's golfer. In 2012 Cho began playing professional golf for Korea.

In that year Lydia Ko won the Canadian Open by three strokes, becoming the youngest ever winner on the LPGA Tour. In early 2015, aged 17, she became the youngest ever number-one-ranked professional golfer. Later that year, at the age of 18, she became the youngest woman to win one of the five major championships. She won a second major in April 2016 and later that year won a silver medal in golf at the Rio Olympics, becoming New Zealand’s youngest-ever individual female Olympic medallist. By mid-2017, having just turned 20, Lydia Ko had been the world`s top-ranked woman golfer for a total of 104 weeks.

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Babiche Martens

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Garry Ahern, 'Golf - New Zealand golf in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39283/lydia-ko-and-cecilia-cho-2011 (accessed 13 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Garry Ahern, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Sep 2016