Lydia Ko Receives New Zealand Honor
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-01-08
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Former top-ranked golfer Lydia Ko has received one of New Zealand’s highest civil honors.
The 21-year-old Korean-born golfer was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the country’s New Year’s honors list.
Ko was the top-ranked women’s golfer from February 2015 to June 2017. She was also the youngest player to win a professional tournament and the youngest tournament winner on the LPGA tour.
Ko said the award was “a huge honor for me. I am grateful to be recognized alongside many talented, inspiring New Zealanders and those who make New Zealand a better country for all of us Kiwis.”