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Lydia Ko makes Time Magazine's 30 Most Influential Teens list for a second straight year

October 28, 2015

Lydia Ko is back on top of women's golf after winning her 10th LPGA Tour title last weekend. It appears Ko remains one of the world's most highly-regarded teen stars in all industries, as Time Magazine has named her to its 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015 list -- her second consecutive appearance on the list.

Some other names on this list? President Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, sisters Kylie and Kendal Jenner and actor Jaden Smith. Even the guy who made the "Whip/Nae Nae" song (Silentó). That's some heady company for Ko!

Ko, now the World No. 1 once again after winning the Fubon Taiwan Championship by nine shots, also made the magazine's 100 Most Influential People list last year. In the article, Annika Sorenstam said of Ko: "She is responsible for sparking increased interest in our sport not just in her native South Korea and adopted homeland of New Zealand but also among juniors across the globe."

Only five athletes made the 2014 Time Magazine list, and Ko was one of them (joining Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams, Richard Sherman and Jason Collins).