Ex-No. 1 Ko receives New Zealand honor

(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Former top-ranked golfer Lydia Ko has received one of New Zealand's highest civil honors.

The 21-year-old Korean-born golfer was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the country's New Year's honors list.

Ko was the top-ranked women's golfer from February 2015 to June 2017. She was also the youngest player to win a professional tournament and the youngest tournament winner on the LPGA tour.

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