Action just wound up in Boca Raton, Florida where Lydia Ko was the wire-to wire-winner of the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio.
Looking back, her resume is nothing short of spectacular. The 24 year old native of New Zealand now sits just 6 points shy of qualifying for the LPGA Hall of Fame, which at this point in time, feels like a mere certainty.
Below is the resume that Miss. Ko has developed over her playing career.
LPGA: 17th career victory
PREVIOUS WINS: 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open (as an amateur), 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open (as an amateur), 2014 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, 2014 Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I, 2014 CME Group Tour Championship, 2015 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, 2015 CP Women’s Open, 2015 Evian Championship, 2015 Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, 2016 Kia Classic, 2016 ANA Inspiration, 2016 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, 2016 Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I, 2018 MEDIHEAL Championship, 2021 LOTTE Championship
RACE TO THE CME GLOBE
With her win, Ko earns 500 points and is projected to jump to No. 2 in the Race to the CME Globe.
With her win, Ko earns $300,000; she has earned $337,842 this season and $12,668,796 in career.
PREVIOUS GAINBRIDGE LPGA AT BOCA RIO RESULTS
2021 – T2
2022 LPGA TOUR PERFORMANCE
Two events played, two cuts made; $337,842 earned with one win and one additional top-10 finish.
- Ko earns her 17th LPGA win of and first since the 2021 LOTTE Championship
- With the $300,000 winner’s check, Ko moves into ninth on the LPGA All-Time Career Earnings List with $12,668,796, passing World Golf and LPGA Hall of Fame member Se Ri Pak.
- Ko slides into a tie for 32nd on the LPGA Career Wins List with 17 titles joining Dottie Pepper, Ayako Okamoto and Beverly Hanson.
- This is Ko’s second event of the 2022 LPGA Tour season; she has one win and one additional top-10 finish at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions.
- In her ninth season on the LPGA Tour; she is a 17-time winner and two-time major champion
- This is Ko’s second appearance in the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio; she finished T2 in 2021 at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club
- Ko secures her first LPGA Tour victory in the month of January.
- She earns a win for the second consecutive season, the first time since wins in 2015 and 2016.
- Earned the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
- Earned 2014 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year and 2015 Rolex Player of the Year honors.
- In 2015, Ko became the youngest player, male or female, to ever reach No. 1 in world rankings.
- Ko won the 2021 Saudi Ladies Invitational on the Ladies European Tour.
- With the win, Ko reaches 21 (of the 27 necessary) points and is six points shy of qualifying for the LPGA Hall of Fame.