Lydia Ko takes the ice bucket challenge

Lydia Ko was nominated for the ice bucket challenge by Stacy Lewis, the world's top-ranked golfer.
Lydia Ko was nominated for the ice bucket challenge by Stacy Lewis, the world's top-ranked golfer.

Lydia Ko has taken the ice bucket challenge, the social media craze that has raised millions for charity.

It involves tipping a bucket of icewater over your head and nominating others to do the same.

Participants generally donate $10 to a charity of their choice, or $100 if they don't accept the challenge.

The craze has swept through the ranks of professional golf. Ko, ranked number two, was called out by Stacy Lewis, the world's top-ranked golfer.

After dousing herself in frigid water, a giggling Ko nominated fellow professionals, fifth-ranked Lexi Thompson and Rebecca Lee-Bentham.

The craze started in Florida and went viral on social media. It has raised nearly $400,000 for New Zealand cancer charities.

- NZ Herald

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