LY­DIA KO’S HIS­TORIC YEAR

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Inside the Ropes -

Ly­dia Ko is still 18, but she dom­i­nated the LPGA Tour in 2015, win­ning Player of the Year hon­ours, the money ti­tle, and the sea­son-long Race to the CME Globe $1 mil­lion bonus. With five wins dur­ing the year, in­clud­ing her first ma­jor and the CME Group Tour Cham­pi­onship, Ko has main­tained the sea­son-end­ing No 1 spot in the Rolex Rank­ings. In­bee Park, sec­ond to Ko in all the other cat­e­gories (she was also a five-time win­ner in 2015), won the Vare Tro­phy for low­est scor­ing av­er­age. Ko joins Nancy Lopez, Beth Daniel and Annika Soren­stam as the only play­ers to win rookie of the year and fol­low it with POY the next sea­son. She now has 10 ca­reer LPGA wins, break­ing Lopez’s record for the fastest to get to 10 wins.

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