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Forbes Top 10 Well Paid New Zealand Athletes And Their 2018 Networth

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8. Lydia Ko  Р$2.1 Million

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Lydia Ko (born 24 April 1997) is a Korean-born New Zealand professional golfer who became the No. 1-ranked woman professional golfer on 2 February 2015 at 17 years, 9 months and 9 days of age, making her the youngest player of either gender to be ranked No. 1 in professional golf. Upon winning The Evian Championship in France on the 13 September 2015, she became the youngest woman, at age 18 years, 4 months and 20 days, to win a major championship.

Her closing round of 63 was a record lowest final round in the history of women’s golf majors.[4] On 3 April 2016, she won the ANA Inspiration, for her second consecutive major championship, where she also became the youngest player to win two women’s major championships. Since turning professional in 2014, Ko has career winnings of $7,774,276 as of 26 June 2017. Additionally, she is the first LPGA Tour player to win at least $2,000,000 in each of her first three full seasons on Tour.

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