Lydia Ko has been paired with American Michelle Wie for her first venture into the professional golfing ranks tomorrow.
The duo are well acquainted with one another from their time competing among the amateur ranks, with Wie today taking to Twitter to voice her excitement at the news of their pairing.
“Excited to play with @Lko424 at her first tournament as a pro! #ifeelold,” Wie said.
Still just 16, Ko will line up alongside 69 other top golfers in the season-ending Titleholders’ Championship in Naples, Florida.
The world’s top 10 female golfers will all play, including the current world No 5, Ko.
Ko is excited ahead of the Florida tournament, having missed last year’s event because of exams.
For the first time, Ko can afford to look at the prize-pool and the US$700,000 (NZ$840,980) winner’s cheque would make a handy first pay-day.
Ko has never missed a cut in a professional tournament and she won’t miss this one either. There is no cut at the Titleholders tournament and all 70-players receive cheques.