MELBOURNE: Teenage world number one Lydia Ko revealed Wednesday she plans to retire at 30 and is about to start a psychology degree to prepare for life after golf.
The 17 year old New Zealander, who smashed Tiger Woods’s record of reaching the top ranking when he was 21, said she wanted a second career later in life.
“I say my plan is to retire when I’m 30,” Ko told reporters ahead of the Australian Open at Royal Melbourne starting on Thursday.
“There’s always a second career that comes along with it and I’m trying to build up towards it and, because I’m playing a sport, psychology links well with it.
“You just never know what’s going to happen.”
South Korean born Ko, who won her first professional event at the record age of just 14, will begin an online psychology degree via a university in Seoul next month.