Lydia Ko is happy it’s over. Nothing glamorous at the CME Titleholders in Naples, but a respectable pro debut for a 16-year-old kid. Ko finished the week 4 under, good for a tie for 21st and a $16,063 paycheck.
“I didn't feel that nervous this week,” Ko said. “I don't know if that's a good thing or not.”
Ko said she didn’t think about money at all, adding that she hoped to maintain that mindset for the rest of her career.
“I’m not playing for money,” Ko said. “Obviously I am, but I'm playing because I love the sport and I love just being out here.”
Ko heads to Orlando, Fla., for a few days before flying to Taiwan for the Swinging Skirts event. She hopes to buy a new camera, a Canon, with her winnings.
“I think better results (come with) the better equipment and cameras I can get, right?” Ko asked.