Lydia Ko gets tweet from Lorde congratulating her on becoming world No. 1

Lydia Ko and Lorde
Lydia Ko and her new Twitter buddy Lorde have a lot in common.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 | 6:21 p.m.
Now that Lydia Ko has become the youngest-ever player, male or female, to assume the No. 1 spot in golf's world rankings, she's finding herself flying in a higher orbit.
 
Exhibit A: After reaching the top spot, Ko said Wednesday, she received a tweet from pop singer Lorde – who has a No. 1 ranking her own.
 
"I mean, she was Billboard Chart No. 1 with her song 'Royals.' And I'm a huge fan of her music and she sent me a tweet and she's like, congratulations, very proud," Ko said in her press conference before the LPGA Tour's Pure Silk Bahamas Classic. "And I was like, oh, my God, I thought, oh, my God, because I'm a huge fan for her and that's somebody and somebody of that status to give me a tweet like that, that was pretty awesome."
 
 
No doubt part of Lorde's interest in Ko stems from the fact that both are teenage superstars – Lorde turned 18 in November, while Ko will be 18 in April. Both, of course, are from New Zealand. And where Ko won two big 2014 honors – Rookie of the Year and leading money winner – Lorde won two 2014 Grammys, for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.
 
Ko also noted that "House of Lies" star Don Cheadle – an avid golfer in his own right – also offered her a congratulatory tweet, retweeting a story about her ascendance to the No. 1 ranking.
 
When the moderator of Ko's interview wondered whether Cheadle was becoming her No. 1 fan, Ko joked that maybe he could become president of her fan club. 
 
Hey, why not? Cheadle does plenty of politicking as a cut-throat management consultant on "House of Lies." Maybe he could get Lorde to sign on as a vice president – or at least chair the Entertainment Committee.