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IMG signs up Korean women’s golf starlet Ko

Women’s golf sensation Lydia Ko has signed up the IMG agency for management and marketing representation.

Sixteen-year-old Ko, who turned professional in October, became the youngest winner in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour when she secured the 2012 CN Canadian Women's Open at the age of 15 years, four months and two days. The South Korean was also the first player to win two LPGA events as an amateur, and she is currently ranked in fourth place in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

“I am excited to work with my new team at IMG as I embark on my professional career,” Ko said. “My family and I spoke with many candidates and IMG emerged as the clear choice to represent me, in large part because of their global reach. I am comfortable knowing that IMG will commit the appropriate resources to help my career excel while I focus on golf.”

IMG’s global head of golf, Guy Kinnings, added: “Her accomplishments to date are remarkable and IMG looks forward to helping Lydia achieve more success both on and off the course."