Lydia Ko receives New Zealand Order of Merit
December 30, 2018
Former number 1 Lydia Ko has received one of New Zealand's highest civil honors.
"It is a huge honour for me. I think every moment is special in its own way, and this recognition in particular is very humbling. I am grateful to be recognised alongside many talented, inspiring New Zealanders" - Lydia Ko (MNZM) #golf #LydiaKo #LPGA pic.twitter.com/pwFDzMb1Kx— mygolfnews (@MyGolfNews) December 30, 2018
The 21-year-old Korean-born golfer was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the country's New Year's honors list.
Ko was the top-ranked women's golfer from February 2015 to June 2017, the youngest player to win a professional tournament and the youngest tournament winner on the LPGA tour.