Why Famous: The youngest person ever to win a professional golf tour event and youngest person ever to win an LPGA Tour event.
As an amateur she was the top-ranked woman amateur golfer in the world for 130 weeks and never missed a cut in 25 professional tournaments.
In August 2013, she became the only amateur to win two LPGA Tour events.
- 2012-08-26 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969
- 2012-08-26 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Vancouver GC: New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko wins by 3 from Inbee Park
- 2013-08-25 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Royal Mayfair GC: New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko successfully defends her title by 5 shots from Karine Icher
- 2015-01-31 Lydia Ko at 17, becomes the youngest golfer in men's or women's golf history to be ranked No. 1 in the world
- 2015-08-23 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Vancouver GC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins in a playoff with Stacy Lewis for her third success in the event
- 2015-09-13 Evian Championship, Evian Resort: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins by 6 from Lexi Thompson to become youngest major winner, 18yrs, 142 days
- 2015-11-23 Lydia Ko (18) of New Zealand wins women's LPGA Player of the Year and retains the Race to the CME Globe title worth $1 million
- 2016-04-03 ANA Inspiration Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins by 1 from Charley Hull & Chun In-gee for her second major title
- 2016-08-20 South Korean golfer Inbee Park wins the inaugural Olympic women's individual gold with a final score of 16 under par in Rio de Janeiro; Lydia Ko (New Zealand) 11 under par; Shanshan Feng (China) 10 under par