Just when you thought 18-year-old Lydia Ko couldn’t be more impressive, she goes out and wins another tournament. But it’s what she did after she won that shows what type of person she really is.
With all Callaway clubs in the bag, the world No. 1 took control during the final round of the New Zealand Women’s Open to claim her 15th worldwide victory. It was also the 3rd time in four years she won her home country’s national championship.
Here’s where it gets interesting: while Ko was warming up for the final round, a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch (CNN reported there were no serious injuries.) Following her round, she said she would donate her entire first place check (approx. $33k) to relief efforts.
“I have discussed this with my family and my team and this is something that we all want to do,” Ko said. “We will seriously think about the best way that we can use this money to help New Zealand.”
So, what were you doing when you were 18?
— Ladies European Tour (@LETgolf) February 15, 2016