Lydia Ko Is The LPGA's Next Big Thing

Lydia Ko top ranked amateur golfFirst there was Michelle Wie, who charmed everyone as a 14-year-old in 2003.  Now, there is Lydia Ko of New Zealand via South Korea, who has burst onto the LPGA scene. She is already the top ranked woman amateur golfer in the world, at the tender age of 15.

Last weekend, Ko won the Canadian Women's Open by three strokes (shooting a 67 on Sunday), becoming the youngest player to ever win an LPGA event, after capturing the US Amateur two weeks ago.

She also is the first amateur to win an LPGA tournament since JoAnne Carner in 1969.

Wie missed the cut, after rounds of 74 and 76.

Ko was unable to receive the $300,000 first place purse, due to her amateur status. So, the money was divided between the second place finishers.

Ko is considering accepting a golf scholarship to Stanford, although she probably will be pressured to turn pro now.

Here is our advice:  GO GO KO, TURN PRO !