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 youngest player to win an LPGA event, Lydia Ko, is grouped with a former teen phenom, her idol Michelle Wie.
Recent milestones and "firsts" for female athletes have provided glimpses into just how women's sports may finally break through its most stubbornly unconquered frontier.
By winning the Canadian Women's Open, Lydia Ko, 15, shows when it comes to accomplishment, age is irrelevant.