Quick Facts of Bo-Gyung "Lydia" Ko
- Full NameBo-Gyung "Lydia" Ko
- Net Worth$15 million
- Date of Birth1997 /04 /24
- NicknameLydia Ko
- BirthplaceSeoul Korea
- NationalityNew Zealand
- Active Year2013-present
- Eye colourBlack
- Hair colourBlack
- Height5 ft 5 inch
- Weight65 kg
- EducationMairangi Bay Primary, Pinehurst School
- Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter
While many people struggle to cope with life and career at a young age, Lydia Ko is one such personality who has already gained a peak status at a young age 22. She is a professional golfer who gained no 1 position in women professional golf. She became the youngest person ever to win a professional golf tour event and youngest to ever win an LPGA Tour event.
Already a star Ko named as the 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2014. There’s a lot to know about Lydia’s life including her net worth and personal life so, if you’re one of her fans then read the whole article.
Lydia Ko was born as Bo-Gyung ”Lydia” Ko on April 24, 1997, in Seoul, South Korea. Born to Korean parents golf fanatics father Ko Gil-Hong and mother Hyeon Bong-sook who moved to New Zealand when she was four years old. Her interest in golf grew by the time she had reached age five after her golfer aunt introduced her to the sport. At the age of eight, she started competing and won in the North Island women championship at under-19 division junior golf tournaments.
Ultimately Lydia started getting noticed due to her playing ability. In 2011, at age 13, Ko became the first golfer to pull off the Aussie-Kiwi stroke play double, winning both the Australian Women’s Stroke Play and New Zealand Women’s Stroke Play titles.
Apart from playing golf she pursued her studies and attended Mairangi bay primary. Later she enrolled in Pinehurst school in Albany New Zealand. During school, she joined a professional golf tour and took correspondence classes with Pinehurst.
Despite having the chance to earn money Lydia decided to put a pause to her career and focused on her studies. Currently, at the age of 22, she wants to complete her studies before returning to professional golf.
Her college principal Sherida Penman is proud of her student and expressed her feeling towards Lydia in her own words:
“We’re so pleased for her – she’s just a great person and is such a wonderful role model for all sports. Her dedication and commitment – to practise and practise and practise – but she’s so modest and humble. You would never know what she’s done when she’s walking around school.”
Ko is already a star but does not want to get the hype now and wants to focus on her studies. Ko wanted to study at Stanford which is a top golfing University studied by her idol Tiger Woods.
Dating or Single?
Lydia is currently single and focused on her studies and career as a golfer. Although having the no 1 golfer rank there is no rumor of her dating anyone until 2020. Currently, 22 years old Ko is giving all her time towards studies after achieving no 1 position during the 2015 and 2016 season.
Unlike other sports stars who flaunt their life on social media, Ko’s Instagram is filled with a picture of her spending time with colleagues and family. She can be seen with boys but after going through investigation in the comment section we came to know them to be merely friends. That summons Lydia to be currently busy in improving her career since her rank has fallen below to 40th position as of 2020.
Net Worth-$15 million
Lydia Ko accumulated a net worth of $15 million from her career as a golfer. She earned this fortune as a winning amount from golf events across the world. She has a career winning of $10,031,335 as of 2020. Additionally, she is the first LPGA Tour player to win at least $2,000,000 in each of her first three full seasons on Tour. Likewise, she earned around $504,000 in 2018 the same year where she has ranked no 1 position.
Furthermore, Ko took home $320,000 for winning the Medihead championship. Also, she had $12.6 million of net worth when she was ranked $18th on the all-time list. She earns around $100,000 on average from each tournament. More to that she signed a five-year contract with PXG golf clubs worth a reported $14million. Frank Nobilo is also a New Zealander golfer.