Lydia Ko may soon be on Callaway Golf's books

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Last updated 15:38 20/12/2013
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BIG LEAGUE: American manufacturer Callaway Golf have secured Lydia Ko on what is likely to be a highly lucrative deal.

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Lydia Ko appears to have signed her most important sponsorship deal yet.

It's understood the equipment endorsement race is over, with major American manufacturer Callaway Golf securing the New Zealand teenager on what is likely to be a highly lucrative deal.

While an official announcement has not been made, a Callaway 2014-season staff bag has been seen with Ko's name embroidered on the front panel - an almost certain indicator Ko has joined the company's professional roster.

Ko recently visited a Callaway fitting centre in the United States where she met world men's No 5 and Callaway's star asset, five-time major champion Phil Mickelson.

Were Ko to join Callaway, she would continue to emulate fellow New Zealander Danny Lee.

In April 2009, Lee joined the company in a deal reportedly worth about $1.2 millon after also agreeing management terms, supposedly worth about $12.2m, with IMG. Ko also signed with IMG six days ago.

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