“No. 1 again!” Ko Jin-young regains women’s golf world No. 1 after seven months

South Korea’s 28-year-old Jin-young Ko has been crowned the queen of golf for the first time in seven months.

With a rating of 8.26 in the Women’s Golf World Rankings released on Wednesday, Ko became the No. 1 player in the world, up from No. 2 last week. No additional points were awarded due to the absence of a U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour event last week, but Ko edged out Nelly Koda (USA), who dropped to 8.25 from 8.40 last week, by 0.01 points.

The Women’s Golf World Ranking combines points earned in tournaments over a two-year period to determine the rankings, with points earned in tournaments that are more than two years old being removed, resulting in the change in ranking for Ko and Koda.

It has been seven months since Ko returned to the top of the world rankings since the end of October last year, during which time Ataya Thititjerin (Thailand), Koda and Lydia Ko (New Zealand) alternated at the top.

After an injury-plagued winter, Ko focused on healing her injuries and correcting her swing during winter training, finishing third at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March, second at the Cognizant Founders Cup earlier this month, and reclaiming the top spot this week.

She first became world No. 1 in April 2019, and through this week she has now spent a total of 146 weeks at the top of the world rankings, second only to the record of 158 weeks set by the retired Lorena Ochoa (MEX).

Lydia Ko (USA) is third, Lilia Boo (USA), who won the Chevron Championship, is fourth, and Lee Min-ji (AUS), who lost to Ko in a tiebreaker at the Founders Cup, is fifth.Kim Hyo-joo (KOR) is 10th, giving South Korea two players in the top 10.먹튀검증

Sung Yoo-jin Sung, who won the Doosan Match Play Championship on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, on Sept. 21, jumped 19 spots to No. 85 from No. 104. The tournament’s runner-up, Park Hyun-kyung, moved up 10 spots to No. 65.

Sung, who was ranked No. 135 in early April, climbed to No. 107 after finishing runner-up at the LPGA Tour’s Lotte Championship, and broke into the top 100 by dominating KLPGA Tour events.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *