Lydia Ko, 17, becomes LPGA's youngest millionaire

Lydia Ko, 17, becomes LPGA’s youngest millionaire

Lydia Ko kisses the trophy after winning the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament.
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Lydia Ko is the youngest millionaire in the LPGA Tour’s history after winning the Marathon Classic this weekend and collecting a $210,000 check.

At 17, she is about 17 months younger than the previous record holder Lexi Thompson.

Ko has had an impressive season, making the cut in all 15 tournaments she has entered. That includes six top 10’s, five top-five finishes, and four victories.

Now that she is a millionaire, Ko said she doesn’t think about where the money is going.

"Pretty sure that goes into my mom's account or something," Lo said in a press conference after winning the Marathon Classic. "That's big money, but when I'm out there I'm thinking about making birdies and hitting good shots and making putts rather than, 'OK, this putt is going to give me an extra thousand,'" she said.

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