With this victory: Ko makes more LPGA history


After Lydia Ko’s second runaway title on the LPGA, we’re struggling to find the proper superlatives to describe the 16-year-old amateur.

So let’s just lay out the facts:

• She is the first amateur in history to win two LPGA titles

• Her five-shot victory at the CN Canadian Women’s Open was her fourth win in a professional event: 2012 Women’s New South Wales Open, 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open, 2013 ISPS Handa Women’s New Zealand Open

• Ko becomes the first player to defend a title on the LPGA since Yani Tseng at the 2010-11 Women’s British Open

• This was the sixth time that an amateur has won an LPGA event

• Ko is now No. 1 and No. 2 on the list of youngest LPGA winners. Last year, she was 15 years, 4 months and 2 days when she won in Canada. This year, she is 16 years, 4 months and 1 day. No. 3 on the list is Lexi Thompson, who was 16 years, 7 months and 8 days when she won the 2011 Navistar Classic.

• Ko is projected to move from No. 19 to No. 7 in the Rolex Women’s Rankings. She also qualified for the season-ending CME Group Titleholders.

• Ko has made the cut in all 14 of the events she has played in 2012 and ’13. She has five top 10s in 10 starts this season, while her worst finish is a T-42 at the Women’s British.