Late last month, Lydia Ko did something no other golfer – female or male – has done in the history of the game.
At the ripe old age of 18, the New Zealander claimed her 10th professional victory at the LPGA Taiwan Championship.
No one, not Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam, Jack Nicklaus, Babe Zaharias, Bobby Jones of Ben Hogan has notched 10 professional victories by the age of 18. Shoot, Woods didn’t win his first until he was 20.
On that Sunday, hoisting her trophy, Ko was 18 years, 6 months, 1 day old. Horton Smith was the youngest male to 10 victories in 1929 at 21 years, 7 months; Nancy Lopez set the previous LPGA Tour record in 1979 at 22 years, 2 months, 5 days.
Ko smashed those records, and something tells us the World No. 1 will smash a couple more by the time her career comes to a close.
Enjoy this video highlight of Ko’s march to history during the final round of the 2015 Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship: