Lydia Ko hopes to three-peat at Canadian Open

Lydia Ko, of New Zealand, tees off on the seventh hole during the third and final round of the...

Lydia Ko, of New Zealand, tees off on the seventh hole during the third and final round of the women's Evian Championship golf tournament in Evian September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

IAN SHANTZ, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:30 PM ET

Welcome to professional golf, Lydia Ko.

"It sure is," the 16-year-old replied over the phone when asked if it was the crack of dawn during a press conference on Wednesday to unveil Canadian Pacific as the new title sponsor of the Canadian Women's Open.

It might have been noon in Toronto, but it was 5:30 a.m. in New Zealand, where Ko resides.

Ko, the world's top-ranked amateur before receiving an exemption to turn pro last month, was asked to share her thoughts on the Canadian event she has won each of the last two years, as an amateur.

"The course keeps changing year by year, so you know, when I get used to one, the course changes. I'm really looking forward to the new course," Ko said of the London Hunt and Country Club. "I'm looking forward to going back next year and hopefully having a good result."

And then, after her two-minute phone interview/wakeup call, we're guessing, the youngest person to ever win an LPGA Tour event went back to bed.

 


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