Lydia Ko became the daughter-in-law of the modern family
Lydia Ko (25, New Zealand, Hana Financial Group), the world’s No. 1 player on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour, has become a daughter-in-law of the Hyundai family.
Lydia Ko married Jung Joon, the son of Hyundai Card Vice Chairman Chung Tae-young, at Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul on the 30th. At the wedding held behind closed doors, pan-Hyundai figures, including Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Eui-sun and Asan Social Welfare Foundation Chairman Chung Mong-joon, gathered together.
Many LPGA Tour stars, known as Lydia Ko’s best friend, also attended. Korean women’s golf star Park In-bee, Choi Na-yeon, Lee Min-ji (Australia), and Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn sisters (Thailand) attended the event.
It is known that Lydia Ko and Jung Joon met for the first time in 2020 and have been dating in earnest since April 2021. Chung’s youngest son, Jung Joon, has been working at a Hyundai Motor subsidiary in San Francisco since this year after graduating from Claremont McKenna College in California.
At the age of 15, Lydia Ko won the LPGA Tour’s Canadian Open and made a spectacular appearance with her youngest record. After being sluggish for a while after topping the world rankings in 2017, he revived perfectly after meeting Jung Joon. On the LPGA Tour, he won three games this season, sweeping major titles such as Player of the Year, the money king, and the average at-bats. It has also returned to the top of the world rankings for the first time in about five years.
“He gave me a smile on my face,” Lydia Ko said. “After I met him, I wanted to practice harder. I also enjoyed my break time more,” he said, expressing his gratitude to Jung Joon.