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Lydia Ko, number 1

Lydia Ko became the number one golfer of the year in the LPGA (Ladies’ Professional Golf Association) tournament. Her last tournament at the weekend in Florida gave her enough points to beat her closest rival. She also won the award for earning the most prize money – $US2.8m. She said, however, that being Player of the Year, was more important than the money.

Lydia is now 18, still very young. She is a remarkable golfer, noted for her skill, her concentration while playing, and her pleasant nature. She said she still thinks she can improve her golf in the future.

To hear more about Lydia Ko, listen to September 14 2015 and follow the links.


• tournament – a series of games
• rival – the number 2 player
• award – prize
• remarkable – unusual and extraordinary