One of the highest-profile groups at this week's CN Canadian Women's Open is also one of the youngest.
A year after she became the youngest player to win on the LPGA, triumphing at Vancouver Golf Club by three shots as a 15-year-old amateur, Lydia Ko returns to Canada to defend her title. The 16-year-old has continued her impressive play this year, earning low amateur honors at three of the season's first four majors.
This week at Royal Mayfair Golf Club, Ko will be joined for the first two rounds by another notable teen, Charley Hull. Fresh off a dazzling performance at the Solheim Cup, the 17-year-old Englishwoman will be making just her second LPGA appearance this year, having missed the cut at the Ricoh Women's British Open earlier this month. With news this week that Hull has successfully petitioned the LPGA for a chance to earn a tour card for the 2014 season, it's likely not the last chance LPGA fans will have to see the teen who defeated Paula Creamer, 5 and 4, during Sunday's singles matches at Colorado Golf Club.
The group will be rounded out by Jennifer Kirby, a native Canadian who recently turned pro after a successful collegiate career at the University of Alabama. The threesome will begin play Thursday at 7:45 a.m. MT off the first tee, while their second round will start off No. 10 tee at 12:45 p.m. MT Friday.
During Wednesday's Overdrive segment on 'Morning Drive,' Kelly Tilghman and Damon Hack discussed who they believe has a brighter future, Hull or Ko: