GOLF — 27 August 2012

Fifteen-year-old Lydia Ko made history on Sunday when she became the youngest player ever to win an LPGA event. She won Sunday’s Canadian Women’s Open title with a score of 5-under 67.

She won’t be running to the bank to cash a giant cheque, since Ko is still an amateur player, she is not eligible to collect the top prize of $300,000. She will however become part of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Her glove will be displayed in the World Golf Hall of Fame. Lydia Ko was ecstatic that she has the opportunity to be a part of history.

“To have something that’s mine to be up there, it’s amazing, and it doesn’t come down or anything,” Ko said. “So it will always remain there, and it’ll be a good memory. It’s been an awesome week.”

American Lexi Thompson was the former youngest LPGA Tour event winner when she won the Navistar LPGA Classic last September at the age of 16.

Check out Lydia Ko’s interview following her record setting win below!

 

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