Lydia Ko rallied to win her first title as a professional.
The LPGA Tour is on the rise, Dottie Pepper says, and she runs down all the good that 2013 brought, from the excellence of Inbee Park and Stacy Lewis to terrific teens like Lydia Ko. But there's some bad and ugly to worry about too.
The focus of the golf world zoomed in on a shy South Korean, Inbee Park, as she made a thrilling run at a Grand Slam -- and that was just part of the LPGA's year.
A windy afternoon along the Gulf Coast of Florida played right into the hands of Sandra Gal on Friday in the LPGA Titleholders.
Lydia Ko, 16, teed it up as a pro for the first time, but there were no big butterflies, and she calmly overcame a slow start to shoot a 1-under 71.
Lydia Ko didn't feel too many nerves in her pro debut on the LPGA Tour. It just took her awhile to make some birdies.
Sure, at 16, she has won two LPGA tournaments, is ranked fifth in the world and recently turned pro, but Lydia Ko wants to know what the fuss is.
With two LPGA victories and a runner-up at a major, there's no doubting Lydia Ko's talent. She also seems to have the support system needed to succeed at a young age on tour.
The LPGA Tour is waiving its age requirement to let 16-year-old Lydia Ko become a member.
Top-ranked amateur Lydia Ko has announced her decision to turn professional at the age of 16 after foregoing more than $1 million in potential prize money.
Amateur sensation Lydia Ko is turning pro and has asked the LPGA Tour to waive its age limit.
New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has received the McCormack Medal as the world's leading women amateur for a third straight year.
Suzann Pettersen is in a happy spot in her life and on the golf course. A two-shot victory over amateur Lydia Ko in the Evian Championship -- her second major title -- is yet another reason to smile.
Suzann Pettersen of Norway beat teenage star Lydia Ko of New Zealand by two shots to win the Evian Championship on Sunday and clinch the second major title of her career.
With teen amateur Lydia Ko of New Zealand in pursuit, Mika Miyazato of Japan held a one-stroke lead Saturday after two rounds at the Evian Championship.
Teen star Lydia Ko ran away with the Canadian Women's Open -- again.