Lydia Ko, the 16-year-old golf star who is currently fourth in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, signed with IMG Worldwide for management and marketing representation, it was announced today. Ko, who turned professional in October, won last week’s Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters.
Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in New Zealand, Ko was the top-ranked female amateur in the world for more than two years prior to turning professional. In 2012, at the age of 15 years, 4 months and 2 days, she became the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history at the CN Canadian Women’s Open, eclipsing the previous mark by 15 months. She defended her Canadian Open title in 2013, becoming the first amateur in LPGA history to win two events.