South Korea’s Jin Young Ko moved up one spot from last week to No. 1 in the Women’s Golf World Rankings, released today. With no tournaments on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour last week, no additional points were awarded, but Ko earned 8.26 ranking points, just 0.01 points ahead of Nelly Koda (USA), who dropped to 8.25.
Last week, Koda took the top spot with 8.40 points and Ko was second with 8.38. The world rankings are based on the combined points earned in competitions over a two-year period, and the deletion of scores from competitions that are more than two years old has changed the positions of Ko and Koda.
It’s been seven months since Ko Jin-young returned to the top of the world rankings at the end of October last year. Since then, the top spot has been held by Ataya Thititjer (Thailand), Koda, and Lydia Ko (New Zealand). 메이저놀이터
Ko was sidelined by injury last year, but she spent the winter working hard to heal and refine her swing, finishing third at the HSBC Women’s Championship in March and earning her second win of the season at the Cognizant Founders Cup earlier this month to rack up plenty of ranking points.
Ko, who was first ranked No. 1 in April 2019, has now held the top spot for a total of 146 weeks, one step closer to the record of 158 weeks held by the retired Lorena Ochoa (MEX).
Lydia Ko, Lilia Boo (USA) and Minjee Lee (AUS) remained in the top five, while Hyo Joo Kim (KOR) joined Ko in the top 10. Sung Yoo-jin Sung, who won the Doosan Match Play Championship on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour, climbed 19 spots to No. 85 from No. 104 last week.