Lydia Ko makes list of influential teens

November 14, 2013
Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko

Korean-born New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko, 16, made the Time magazine’s 2013 list of the world’s 16 most influential teenagers.

Ko has been recorded as the youngest person to have won a professional golf tour, having won the Bing Lee/Samsung Women’s New South Wales Open on the ALPG Tour in January 2012, and the youngest to have won an LPGA tour at the CN Canadian Women’s Open in August 2012.

She has also been recorded as the only amateur to have won two LPGA tour events. She turned pro this year when the LPGA waived the age requirement, which is 18.

Others on the list included American singer Justin Bieber, U.S. President Barack Obama’s daughter Malia Obama and New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde.