Report: Ko to sign with Callaway Golf

Lydia Ko (file photo)
Lydia Ko (file photo) ( USGA )

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:

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.

Click here for senior writer Beth Ann Baldry's profile of Ko.