Ko joins wave of young talent on, around LPGA

Charley Hull

Age 17; Kettering, England

LET’s youngest member won the 2013 Rolex Rookie of the Year Award, with 10 top-10 finishes in 15 events. Also the youngest player in Solheim Cup history.

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Ariya Jutanugarn

• Age 18; Bangkok, Thailand

Injury to right shoulder has kept her out since June, but in five LPGA events last season she earned $447,772. Hopes to return next month in Australia.

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Moriya Jutanugarn

• Age 19; Bangkok, Thailand

Ariya’s older sister was the LPGA’s 2013 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year. Her best finish was T-4 at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.

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Xiyu Lin

• Age 17; Tainhe, China

Recent LPGA Q-School grad won two China LPGA events in 2012 and tied for 17th at the 2013 Ricoh Women’s British Open.

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Lexi Thompson

• Age 18; Coral Springs, Fla.

Three-time winner on the LPGA and a 2013 Solheim Cup participant, Thompson finished sixth on the LPGA money list ($1,206,109) last season.

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