Ko joins wave of young talent on, around LPGA

K. J. Choi celebrates at No. 17 with a birdie giving him in the lead heading into No. 18.

Ko joins wave of young talent on, around LPGA

Uncategorized

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.

• • •

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.

• • •

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.

• • •

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.

• • •

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.

Latest

More Golfweek
Home