24 Dec 2013

Ko likely to be based in Florida

11:30 am on 24 December 2013

Golf star Lydia Ko is likely to set up base in Florida as she launches her fulltime professional career, now that her management group IMG has confirmed David Leadbetter as her new coach, replacing her New Zealand lifetime coach Guy Wilson.

The world renowned Englishman Leadbetter is a longtime Florida resident and he's been the swing doctor for many of the world's leading male and female golfers.

Already the winner of five professional tournaments, 16 year old Ko launches her 2014 campaign at the LPGA tour event in the Bahamas in just over a month.