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
- 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
- 2015-09-13 Lydia Ko of New Zealand becomes the youngest winner of a golf major winning the Evian Championship in France aged 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