Jin Young Ko reclaims world No. 1 by ‘just 0.01 points’ over Nelly Koda

South Korean women’s golf sensation Ko Jin-young, 28, has regained the world No. 1 ranking after a seven-month absence.메이저사이트

In the Women’s Golf World Rankings released on March 23 (KST), Ko regained the top spot with a rating of 8.26, beating Nelly Coda (USA – 8.25) by just 0.01 points. No additional points were awarded last week due to the absence of a U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour event, but the deletion of two-year-old scores allowed Ko, whose rating was lower than Koda’s, to take the top spot. Last week, Koda was No. 1 with an 8.40 rating and Ko was No. 2 with an 8.38 rating.

It’s been seven months since Ko regained the top spot since late October last year. After losing the No. 1 ranking to the likes of Ataya Thititjer (Thailand), Nelly Koda and Lydia Ko (New Zealand) following a wrist injury, Ko moved up to No. 3 this season with a win at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March and then to No. 2 with her second win of the season at the Cognizant Founders Cup in early May, a tiebreaker over Australian compatriot Lee Minjee, before regaining the top spot this week.

Ko has now spent a total of 146 weeks at the top of the world rankings, 12 weeks shy of Lorena Ochoa’s (MEX) record of 158 weeks.

The top 10 remained largely unchanged. Lydia Ko, Lilia Boo (USA), and Minjee Lee (KOR) remained ranked 3-5 in the world, while Kim Hyo-ju (KOR) remained in the top 10 among South Korean players.

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