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Lydia Ko tees off during the North Island Championships at Whitford Park on March 31, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The age of Korean golfer Lydia Ko, now the youngest woman to win a professional golf tournament. Korean women punch (or putt?) well above their weight in the sport. The country claims 38 of the world’s top 100 female golfers, prompting the Economist to ask “Why are Korean women so good at golf?” See TIME’s report on South Korea’s competitive edge in education.

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