Amateur teen sensation Lydia Ko is set to turn pro and has asked the LPGA Tour to waive its age limit. The 16-year-old from New Zealand has already won twice on the LPGA Tour — both times at the Canadian Women's Open. She also contended at the Evian Championship in the fifth and final Major of the year.
The LPGA has today released the following statement on behalf of the LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan who will decide whether to waive the tour's minimum age requirement of 18.
“The LPGA has received Lydia Ko’s petition and the Commissioner plans to review it upon his return from Asia. The decision on the petition will be solely up to the Commissioner’s discretion and upon his review, he will communicate directly with Lydia and her family. The LPGA does not comment publicly on petitions as they are a private matter between the player and the Commissioner.”
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