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Lydia Ko, 16, wins second pro golf start

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10:43 AM ET 12.08 | Lydia Ko didn't take long to claim her first title as a professional. The 16-year-old from New Zealand won the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters Sunday in Taiwan in just her second start as a pro. She beat a very strong field to take home a $150,000 first-place check.

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December 9, 2013  11:51 AM ET

$150 k for winning ? How many male pro's make more then that just for showing up ? Nasty economic imbalance or what?

December 9, 2013  07:40 PM ET
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$150 k for winning ? How many male pro's make more then that just for showing up ? Nasty economic imbalance or what?

Let's see if she can pull off the hat trick and win the Canadian Open three years in a row next year...

December 10, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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$150 k for winning ? How many male pro's make more then that just for showing up ? Nasty economic imbalance or what?

They seem to be playing more scheduled tournaments overseas too.

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December 10, 2013  01:44 PM ET

you ko girl!

December 10, 2013  01:45 PM ET
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my buddy's step-mother makes $79/hour on the internet. She has been fired for 7 months but last month her pay check was $15991 just working on the internet for a few hours. site here,,,,,,,,,,, WWW.Fb49.COM

so if the golf career tanks by the time you're 17 Lydia, there's always this...

December 10, 2013  03:54 PM ET
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so if the golf career tanks by the time you're 17 Lydia, there's always this...

Well, there's also her gig as the nerdy Asian gal on Super Fun Night

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December 13, 2013  05:11 PM ET
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Supply and demand Harry. The interest and ratings (if the the tourney is televised) are obviously minimal. I'd take 150 large for a weeks work at a nice Country Club. As it is I usually I work my **** off for a tenth of that.

Very True ! My side to side, and completely unpredictable game would make funnier viewing then the Ladies also.

December 13, 2013  05:12 PM ET
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Interest is much higher in Asia and the Scandinavian countries.

Put em in bikini's and it challenges NFL ratings ;-)

December 13, 2013  05:14 PM ET
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BTW, Hi fellas!!! I hope all is well with all of you. I've been on a sabbatical from golf recently as you may have noticed and I'm looking forward to some great PGA golf next spring. For now football and hockey get most of my attention.I have read Harry's suggestions about different pool scenarios and I like them. Let's bounce some ideas around.

I vote for a pre first Major pool ,where we all pick the 4 winners for 2014. Winner dictates an avatar that all pool losers must use for a week.

December 13, 2013  05:23 PM ET
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I vote for a pre first Major pool ,where we all pick the 4 winners for 2014. Winner dictates an avatar that all pool losers must use for a week.

Jay Feaster avatar for you Harry.

December 13, 2013  07:08 PM ET
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Jay Feaster avatar for you Harry.

LOL- You must win the aggregate pool first in order to dictate Pontiff ! Quite enjoying this Franklin Tournament . Lots of great names playing past and current.

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