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Lydia Ko and Partner Chung Jun Wedding Facts and Husband


 Lydia Ko is a professional golfer born in South Korea.
Lydia Ko is a professional golfer born in South Korea.( Source : instagram )

The Korean-born New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko is engaged to her partner Chung Jun.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, on the 24th of April 1997 to Ko Gil-hong and Hyeon Bong-sook, Lydia received her New Zealand citizenship at age 12 and now resides in Orlando, Florida, United States.

The golfer attended Mairangi Bay Primary and Pinehurst School; later, in 2015, she shared her plans to study psychology extramurally at Korea University, Seoul. 

Furthermore, Ko turned pro in 2013 and was formerly ranked No. 1-ranked woman professional golfer on the 2nd of February 2015 when she was 17. Likewise, she held many youngest accolades on the LPGA Tour from a young age.

Moreover, in 2014, the athlete made it as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people and got appointed as a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit to appreciate her golf services in the 2019 New Year Honours.

Quick Facts

Full NameBo-Gyung "Lydia" Ko
Date of BirthApril 24, 1997
BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea
ParentsKo Gil-hong and Hyeon Bong-sook
SiblingsSura Ko
PartnerChung Jun

Lydia Ko Partner: Meet Chung Jun 

Chung Jun, the youngest son of Hyundai Card Vice Chairman Chung Tae-young, is the beloved partner of the professional golfer Lydia Ko.

Jun studied philosophy and data science at Claremont McKenna College, per The Korea Herald, and he reportedly works at Hyundai Motor Group's subsidiary office in San Francisco. 

However, Ko has kept the details of her private life inside a closed door; she has not made any posts with her partner on social media platforms. But as per multiple sources on the internet, she once posted a selfie in August 2021 with her sweetheart while captioning it "soon."

Lydia Ko Husband: Is The Golfer Married To Chung Jun?

Lydia is engaged to Chung, and they are getting married at Myeongdong Cathedral in central Seoul on the 30th of December.

The selfie Lydia Ko shared with her partner Chung Jun in August 2021.
The selfie Lydia Ko shared with her partner Chung Jun in August 2021. ( Source : nzherald )

The pair have dated for two years, and the golfer revealed that her fiancé is very supportive; the athlete further shared that her marriage will not affect her schedule and her partner wants her to have a successful career. 

However, Hyundai Card has refused to confirm any information about the couple's marriage ceremony, citing Jun's privacy. Likewise, Ko has yet to share intel relating to her big day. 

Lydia Ko Parents And Ethnicity

Ko was born to her parents, Ko Gil-hong and Hyeon Bong-sook, in Seoul, South Korea; they immigrated to New Zealand when she was four. She gained her New Zealand citizenship when she was 12.

The golfer is a momma's girl, and she loves her mom and dad to the infinity and beyond; she often expresses how thankful she is to her parents for everything they have done through her social media.

 Lydia Ko has always been grateful to her beloved father for always being by her side.
Lydia Ko has always been grateful to her beloved father for always being by her side. ( Source : instagram )

However, David Leadbetter, who served as her coach from 2013 to 2016, said that her father and mother are a case of unbelievable ignorance. Under Leadbetter's coaching, she won 12 of her 15 LPGA victories.

According to David, they controlled everything about her, including what to eat & wear, when to go to bed, and when & what to practice. They also expected her to win every tournament. He even advised them to let Lydia go and do things on her own so that she could fly, find her way, and know her true potential. Even so, the athlete trusts papa and momma Ko despite her coach doubting their parenting. 

Lydia Ko Grew Up With Her Siblings 

Ko has posted a few pictures with her siblings on her Instagram account, @lydsko; she has an older sister named Sura Ko.

Sura was born on the 7th of January, but her age is yet to uncover; she also has maintained a private social media account under the handle @sko0108.

 Lydia Ko celebrated Christmas 2018 with her family.
Lydia Ko celebrated Christmas 2018 with her family. ( Source : instagram )

Furthermore, the golfer also shares a beautiful sisterhood with fellow golfer Danielle Kang; they first met at the 2011 US Women's Am. She idolizes Danielle and the former pro golfer Pak Se-ri.

However, Lydia's biological sister Sura has maintained a low profile, and neither of them ever revealed if the older Ko was also into athletics. Moreover, her sibling is not single, considering the athlete's Christmas post in 2018, as she is holding hands with Anthony Yong Kim in the picture.

Lydia Ko Net Worth And Career Earnings In 2022

Lydia has earned millions of cash prizes since she began her career as a golfer in 2012; she became the youngest millionaire in the LPGA on the 20th of July, 2014.

She earned over USD 1 million at age 17 while winning Marathon Classic. Later on the 23rd of November 2014, she became the youngest and fastest player to exceed USD 2 million in career earnings.

Lydia Ko posing with her stunning car Lexus.
Lydia Ko posing with her stunning car Lexus. ( Source : instagram )

Furthermore, her total prize money in LPGA Tour from 2012 to 2022 has summed up to USD 14,678,016, with her latest win of USD 2,347,062. The golfer also became the 9th largest money winner in LPGA history with USD 12,668,796.

Moreover, Ko gets sponsored by many brands, including lululemon, ECCO GOLF, and Hana Bank, among others. She announced her partnership with American Express on the 3rd of June.

Lydia Ko Career And Achievements In A Nutshell

The Korean-born New Zealand golfer has had a successful career since a young age holding many youngest accolades on the LPGA Tour.

Ko began playing golf when she was five and got media attention when she competed in the New Zealand national amateur championships as a seven-year-old in March 2005.

Lydia Ko with the 2022 Championship trophy she won during the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio.
Lydia Ko with the 2022 Championship trophy she won during the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio. ( Source : instagram )

Furthermore, she became the youngest person to win a professional golf tour event when she was 14 and when the athlete turned 15, she became the youngest ever to win an LPGA Tour event.

Moreover, after turning professional in 2014, Lydia has won 18 LPGA Tours, six Ladies European Tours, and 15 tournaments. Likewise, she became the GWAA Female Player of the Year in 2015 & Young New Zealander of the Year in 2016.

Some FAQs

Are Lydia Ko and Chung Jun married?

Lydia Ko is not yet married to Chung Jun, but they are engaged and will soon tie the knot.

When and where will Lydia Ko have her wedding ceremony?

Lydia Ko will have her wedding ceremony on the 30th of December at Myeongdong Cathedral in central Seoul.