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Lydia Ko announces pro status in an original way

October 23, 2013

Not only is Lydia Ko the first amateur to win two LPGA events, we're pretty sure she's the first golfer to announce her decision to turn pro via YouTube:

In the video, a little on-course banter with New Zealand rugby player Israel Dagg leads to Ko, 16, deciding to turn pro.

There's still no word on whether or not the LPGA has accepted her petition for membership, but it sounds like she's planning to play for a paycheck in November at the CME Group Titleholders tournament in Naples.