Lydia Ko, John Huh Named Among Year's Top Breakout Golfers

Lydia Ko (left) and John Huh Lydia Ko (left) and John Huh

Korean-New Zealander Lydia Ko and Korean-American John Huh were named among the top 10 breakout players of the year by the Golf Channel on Wednesday.

Ko, an amateur golfer who became the youngest winner of an LPGA competition at the age of 15 years, four months and two days when she won the CN Canadian Women's Open in August this year, was ranked No.2.

Huh, the PGA Tour's rookie of the year, came fourth. In his debut year, Huh won the Mayakoba Golf Classic this February and was the only rookie to advance to the Tour Championship, the final event of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Jason Dufner, an American who won two PGA titles and got married this year, was named the No. 1 breakout player. South African Branden Grace, who won four titles on the European Tour, was third, and American Bubba Watson, who won the Masters on the second playoff hole with a phenomenal hook shot, came fifth.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 27, 2012 09:07 KST