South Korea’s Jin Young Ko has regained the top spot in the women’s golf world rankings after a seven-month absence.먹튀검증
With 8.26 ranking points in the world rankings released on Oct. 23 (Korea time), Ko moved up one spot to No. 1 from No. 2 last week, beating Nellie Coda (USA), who had 8.25 points, by 0.01 points.
Ko, who at one point dropped as low as No. 5 after losing the top spot to Ataya Thititjerin (THA) in the final week of the World Rankings last October, jumped to No. 3 after successfully defending her title at the HSBC Women’s World Championship (Singapore) in March. After finishing tied for the lead with Minjee Lee (AUS) at the Cognizant Founders Cup, which concluded on Friday, Ko won the extended playoff to secure her second win of the season and move into second place with 8.38 points, just 0.02 behind Koda (8.40).
While there was no U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour event last week, Ko returned to the World No. 1 ranking, which is based on cumulative performance points over the last two years.
Ko, who first became World No. 1 in April 2019, has spent a total of 146 weeks as World No. 1 through this week, making her the second-longest reigning World No. 1 behind Lorena Ochoa (Mexico-retired) at 158 weeks.
Ko will not play in this week’s Bank of Hope Match Play, the LPGA Tour’s only match play event, but will instead compete in the new Lake Americas Open in the first week of June. Second-ranked Koda and third-ranked Lydia Ko (New Zealand) will also be absent from the match play event.
Kim Hyo-joo joined Ko in the top 10 as the “odd man out,” while Jeon In-ji and Choi Hye-jin are tied for 12th and 24th, respectively.