The 10 Best New Zealand’s Athletes You Should Know- 2018


Lydia Ko

Professional golfer Lydia Ko became the number one ranked woman in February 2015 when she was only 17 years old. That makes her the youngest player of any gender to reach the highly-coveted top position.

Later in the same year, when she had turned 18, Ko became the youngest woman to win a major championship. Before embarking on her international, record-breaking career, Ko had already earned her spot as the top-ranked woman amateur golfer — a title she held tightly onto for 130 weeks.

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