Lydia Ko wins brand new car…But can’t drive!
As reward for winning the LPGA’s Drive to the Top Award, Lydia Ko was given a brand new car to ride off into the sunset…except she can’t drive yet.
The women’s World No.1 was presented with a Kia Sorento ahead of the season-ending Tour Championship in Florida, but it now looks as though she will need to practice her driving skills both on and off the golf course.
The prize is handed to the player who has earned the most top-10 wins for the year and Ko has notched herself 16. However, seeing as she doesn’t yet have a driver’s license, there isn’t a great deal for her to celebrate.
"I'll be working hard on my driving this off-season," Ko said.
"But for now, my sister gets the car. She is so happy."
As well as the 16 top-10 finishes this year, Ko has five victories to make her the youngest player to amass 10 career LPGA titles (at the age of 18), two of which came while she was an amateur.
Ko made a steady start to the Tour Championship this year, a tournament she won last year in a play-off. She opened with a three-under 69 to be in a tie for ninth, three shots behind American leader Austin Ernst.
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