Welcome once again to a VERY special edition of The Flaghunters Golf Podcast. Today, we have my friend and World number Four on the Pod, Lydia Ko.
Lydia was born in South Korea and moved to New Zealand when she was four. At 15 years of age she became the youngest to ever win a LPGA event and the only person to win 2 LPGA events as an Amateur. Lydia also became the youngest Major Championship winner at 18 years of age when she won the Evian Championship in 2015. Her closing round of 63 became the 2nd lowest to win a Major in Woman’s Golf history. She bested that number with a 62 in the ANA Inspiration in 2021.
While Lydia had so much success early, she did struggle a bit after her meteoric rise. Lydia went though some tough times with her game but bounced back with the help of her Coach, Sean Foley , to come back into the form that she’s accustomed to playing at. Something that I highly recommend that you read is her letter to her public letter she wrote to her 15 year old self. You can find the link directly on her Instagram page. The letter gives a deep, compassionate look into who Lydia really is, a genuine Woman with the wisdom of someone much older than her age of 26.
Although I am 52 years of age, I look up to Lydia. She’s a very humble, grounded superstar that has her life and her game in a very healthy perspective. This is something that we should all strive for.
A big hug to Lydia and a sincere thanks for spending some time to enlighten all of us. I have no doubt that Lyds will continue to be in Championship form for years to come .