Lydia Ko has signed with IMG for representation, the agency and Ko announced Thursday.
Ko, who turned pro in October after topping the World Amateur Golf Rankings for over two years, won the Swinging Skirts Ladies Masters in Taiwan for her first win as a pro in just her second start among the paid set. It's the third win of the year for Ko in a pro event, including the New Zealand Women's Open and successfully defending the Canadian Women's Open title she won a year ago on the LPGA Tour.
"Lydia is an incredibly impressive young lady and an astonishing player," ," said Guy Kinnings, IMG's head of its golf operation. "She has a wonderful family support team and we are absolutely delighted to be working for her. We will be employing all of our experience and our global resources to her benefit."
The 16-year-old was born in South Korea before moving with her parents to New Zealand when she was 4 years old. She's now the fourth-ranked player in the Rolex Rankings.