‘Korean women’s golf sensation’ extends her cumulative time atop the world rankings to 154 weeks. Lorena Ochoa (158 weeks), narrowing the gap to four weeks.
In the Women’s Golf World Rankings, released on Tuesday (Nov. 30), Ko earned 8.35 ranking points and remained atop the rankings for the second consecutive week. The gap between her and second-place Nelly Koda (USA – 8.09 points) widened from 0.01 to 0.26 points last week.
Ko, who dropped to fifth place after losing the world number one spot to the likes of Ataya Thititjerin (THA), Nelly Koda and Lydia Ko (NZL) following a wrist injury in October last year, rose to world number three after winning the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March this year, then to world number two after her second win of the season at the Cognizant Founders Cup in May, and regained the world number one spot on May 23.
Ko, who regained the No. 1 ranking after a seven-month absence, did not compete in the Bank of Hope Match Play, an LPGA Tour event that concluded on Monday, but received a slight boost in ranking points due to an adjustment that calculates performance over the last two years.토토사이트
The South Korean, who first became world No. 1 in April 2019, has spent a total of 154 weeks atop the rankings through this week. The previous record holder was Ochoa at 158 weeks. Ochoa had a seven-year career on the LPGA Tour, winning 27 times, before retiring in 2010 after getting married.
At her current pace, Ko has a good chance of catching Ochoa’s record in less than two months. If she can hold the No. 1 ranking for a full week through the end of June, she will set a new record for the longest streak and tie the record, and will surpass Ochoa in early July.
After taking a break after winning the Cognizant Founders Cup, Ko will return to action at the LPGA Tour’s Mizuho Americas Open, which begins on June 1. JTBC Golf will provide live coverage of all rounds of the tournament, with the first round starting at 12 p.m. ET on June 1.