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VIDEO: Lydia Ko turns pro in the coolest way possible

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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This video is better than, like, 95 percent of the branding I see on the PGA Tour.

Lydia Ko, the 16-year-old New Zealand golf prodigy, is joined by one of her rugby friends for a fun-filled day on the course that ends in her giddy announcement that she's turning pro.

The perfect way for Ko to make her announcement and pretty much the opposite of how Tiger Woods introduced himself with a buttoned-up "Hello, world" in his press conference back in 1996.

Ko would have made close to $1 million on the LPGA Tour this year if she had been playing as a pro.

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