Lydia Ko Spends Day at Masters in Augusta

      April 08, 2016 10:28

      Golfer Lydia Ko visited Augusta, Georgia, home of The Masters on Wednesday, where she was mobbed by fans seeking autographs.

      Wearing the iconic white boiler suit, Ko caddied for Korean-American Kevin Na in the traditional Par 3 Contest, held the day before The Masters begins.

      Kevin Na (left) and Lydia Ko smile during the Par 3 Contest at The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday.

      While at Augusta, Ko met Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy and reigning Masters champion Jordan Spieth, who said that "he had no doubt the New Zealander... [would] become the youngest player in LPGA Tour history to secure two major championships," referring to her victory at the ANA Inspiration on Sunday.

      As for her improved Korean-language skills, Ko -- who was born in Korea but raised in New Zealand -- said, "My Korean vocabulary has increased significantly because I spend so much time watching Korean dramas and other programs."

      Ko was invited to The Masters to collect an award from the Golf Writers Association of America along with Spieth.

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