Report: Ko to sign with Callaway Golf
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Lydia Ko is piling up the endorsement deals, but this one could be the most promising.
According to NewsTalkZB in her native New Zealand, the teenage LPGA star has signed with Callaway to use the company's clubs and equipment.
Ko will be coached by Sean Hogan, who is affiliated with the David Leadbetter Academy. Leadbetter is a Callaway guy, too.
Ko has been busy in the past two months after having turned professional in October:
- The teen won the Swinging Skirts Ladies Masters in December in Taiwan in her second start as a professional.
- She also announced that she was signing with IMG for management.
- Soon after, she signed a three-year endorsement deal with Australian bank ANZ.
As a 15-year-old, Ko won the 2012 Canadian Women's Open to become the youngest victor in LPGA history. She successfully defended that title in 2013 as an amateur.