Ko continues to make news in late 2013

Lydia Ko, No. 4 in the Rolex Rankings, has reportedly agreed to work with a new golf coach.

Ko, 16 and now an official member of the LPGA Tour, will be working with legendary coach David Leadbetter. The New Zealand native already has multiple victories on the LPGA Tour capturing the CN Canadian Women’s Open the last two years.

She also won as a professional recently at the Swinging Skirts tournament in Taiwan. The youngster has five professional tournament victories.

Ko signed with a management company recently — IMG — and is close to inking an equipment deal with Callaway, according to several sources.

Other Golf News:

  • Cristie Kerr, 16-time LPGA Tour champion including two major championships, welcomed her first child. The 36-year-old used a surrogate who delivered a baby boy. Kerr is expected to open the LPGA Tour season in 2014 at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic in late January.
  • Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn leads the European Tour’s Race To Dubai standings heading into the start of the 2014 calendar year. He leads Charl Schwartzel, Jamie Donaldson and Sergio Garcia in the early standings.
  • LPGA Tour high-profile players Paula Creamer and Natalie Gulbis have both tied the knot with the men in their lives.
  • The PGA Tour season tees off with the Aloha Swing in early January at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Dustin Johnson is the defending champion.