It’s just the 4th month of the year and Lydia has already stormed past the 1 mn USD mark in the LPGA earnings.
In case the talented Kiwi golfer is able to maintain such a great pace throughout remaining LPGA season, she would sweep away all spoils.
2 triumphs & 7 top-10s from 8 starts has Lydia occupying the top stand in all lists which count on LPGA Tour. She has extended lead in world rankings as well as in season-long LPGA points race & now she is right on to top of this tour’s money roster.
A 300,000 USD cheque that was conveyed to her on winning LPGA Classic Swinging Skirts hosted at San Francisco, has spiked her earnings this season to 908,810 USD that puts her 160,000 USD + ahead of Sei Kim from South Korea.
Kim is 2nd to her in points race as well, with her 1556 points that stands after 2005 points earned by Ko. According to latest reports on world ranking, Ko is at 3 1 position for 13 weeks in a row.
The young golfer from New Zealand has been a professional for little more than a year but within this brief span she has been able to get to # 87 on all-time LPGA prize money roster and her total earning amounts to 3 million USD.
Now, certainly she is looking forward to strike gold with a major but she is constantly going on with great jobs in between. She came up with the same champion spirit as she was last year which led to successfully defend the prestigious Swinging Skirts title.
Ko just turned 18 recently and the 2015 2nd LPGA Tour victory marked the 5th LPGA Tour win as a pro & 7th LPGA Tour triumph overall.