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World No. 1 Jin Young Ko Has Earned $9.4M

  • She has won six of her last 10 events on the LPGA Tour.
  • The 26-year-old ranks 25th on the career money list.
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Jin Young Ko is proving to be the best women’s golfer in the world as she continues to dominate on the LPGA Tour.   

On Sunday, she won the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore — and $255,000 — for her 13th career LPGA victory and sixth in her last 10 starts.

At 26, Ko already ranks 25th all-time in career earnings ($9.4M) from just 82 events, easily putting her on pace to catch the likes of top earner Annika Sorenstam ($22.6M, 304) — considered by many to be the best women’s golfer ever.

  • Ko has spent 116 weeks as World No. 1 — second all-time to Lorena Ochoa (158).
  • She set LPGA records this weekend with 16 consecutive rounds in the 60s and 30 straight sub-par rounds.
  • In 2019, she had a streak of 114 consecutive bogey-free holes, the longest in LPGA and PGA Tour history — breaking Tiger Woods’ mark (110).
  • She was the 2018 LPGA Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year in ’19 and ’20.

But with only two majors — the 2019 ANA Inspiration and the ’19 Evian Championship — Ko is a long way from catching Patty Berg (15, No. 1) and Sorenstam (10, T4).

Her next scheduled event happens to be the season’s first major, the Chevron Championship (formerly the ANA Inspiration) on March 31 in Rancho Mirage, California.

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