Lydia Ko wins $1 million LPGA ‘Race’ jackpot, becomes golf’s youngest Player of the Year

Lydia Ko finished six shots behind CME Group Tour Championship winner Cristie Kerr in the LPGA Tour’s season finale on Sunday, but the 18-year-old world No. 1 became the youngest golfer in history to win Player of the Year honors.



Ko, who entered last week’s contest with a three-point lead over future Hall of Famer Inbee Park for PoY honors, edged her rival by two points for the award.



With five victories in her second year as a tour pro that included her first major at the Evian Championship, she also retained her top ranking and earned the $1 million Race to the CME Globe bonus for the second straight year.


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