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Teeing off to new heights

Lydia Ko is at the top of the women's professional game at just 17 years old.

Published Fri, Feb 6, 2015 · 09:50 PM

GIVEN that Lydia Ko was at the pinnacle of the amateur golfing world at the age of 14, many would have thought that she would make it to the top of the women's professional game - at some point of her life. But what has been extraordinary is the time in which she has now become the world's No 1 female golfer. Last week, the 17-year-old finished second in the Ladies Professional Golf Tour's (LPGA) Coates Golf Championship in Florida to go to the top of the rankings and hold a slim lead over previous world No 1 Inbee Park.

Korean-born New Zealander Ko also put her name firmly in the record books by becoming the youngest male or female professional golfer to become world No …

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