Ko Jin-young (28) is expected to rise to No. 2 in the world rankings and compete for No. 1 again with Nellie Korda (USA).
In the women’s golf world rankings announced on the 16th (Korean time), Ko Jin-young recorded her ranking point of 8.38, pushing Lydia Ko (New Zealand) to third place and taking second place. It is the first time since November of last year that she has risen to the number two spot.
Jinyoung Ko, who held the world No. 1 spot until October 2022, was sidelined by a wrist injury. In the meantime, Lydia Ko and Corda pursued her Jinyoung Ko, and Jinyoung Ko had fallen to 5th after falling to 2nd in the rankings announced on November 1 last year.
Ko Jin-young, who prepared for her new season with great pride, won the HSBC Women’s World Championship, where she competed as the defending champion in March, and jumped to No. 3 in the world rankings. On the 15th, she moved up the rankings to second place with her come-from-behind win over Lee Min-ji at the Cognizant Founders Cup (total prize money of $3 million).
Ko Jin-young tied for 4th place by 4 strokes in the final round of the Founders Cup on the 15th, but she performed well, picking out only 5 birdies without bogey. Co-leader with Lee Min-ji, he went into overtime and succeeded in winning the come-from-behind victory over Lee Min-ji, who made a bogey by making a par save in the first game of overtime.
Ko Jin-young, who won the Founders Cup in 2019 and 2021, climbed to the top this time as well, becoming the first three winners of the tournament. She was named the second multi-winner of the season, behind Lilia Bu (USA), and ignited the battle for first place by taking second place in the world rankings.
Above all, the difference in ranking points from first place Corda is only 0.02. Korda, like Ko Jin-young, will not participate in the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play, which will be held from the 24th. Therefore, the Mizuho Americas Open, a new tournament to be held in June, is expected to become the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 battleground.
After Korda, Ko Jin-young, and Lydia Ko, Lilia Bu maintained 4th place, while Founders Cup runner-up Lee Min-ji (Australia) beat Ataya Titikkun (Thailand) to 5th place. Tittikun fell to 6th, Lexi Thompson (USA) 7th, Georgia Hall (England) 8th, Brooke Henderson (Canada) 9th, and Kim Hyo-joo (28) 10th.
Yoo Hae-ran (22) was ranked 36th, up 9 places. Among the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour players, Park Min-ji (25) maintains the 27th place, recording the highest ranking. Kim Su-ji (27) climbed 4 places to 33rd place, Lee Ye-won to 37th place, and Park Ji-young (27) to climb 12 places to 48th place.토토사이트