Korean New Zealander Lydia Ko, who is about to compete in her first tournament after getting married, has maintained her first place in the women’s golf world rankings.
In the world rankings released on the morning of the 14th (Korean time), Lydia Ko overtook No. 2 Nellie Corda (USA) and maintained her first place. Lydia Ko’s average ranking point for her is 7.74, and she trails Corda with 7.28. There are only two female players with average ranking points in the 7-point range.
Among Korean players스포츠토토, Ko Jin-young ranks the highest at 5th. Three Korean players, including Jeon In-ji in 8th place and Kim Hyo-joo in 9th place, were included in the top 10. Among the players on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour, Park Min-ji is ranked 16th, the highest.
As for women’s golf, there is no change in the top 10 rankings this week as the LPGA tour, to which most of the top ranked golfers belong, has played only the opening match and then has a rest period. However, there is a high possibility that the rankings will change next week, as many players from the LPGA Tour, including Lydia Ko, participated in the Aramco Saudi Ladies International (total prize money of 5 million dollars) of the European Women’s Professional Golf Tour (LET) this week. In this tournament, a large number of famous female golfers will participate with the same prize money as the PIF Saudi International, the opening game of the 2023 Asian Tour, which was previously held for men.
In the men’s golf world rankings, Scotty Scheffler (USA), who won the WM Phoenix Open, a special tournament on the PGA Tour, swapped rankings with Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) to rise to first place, while Kim Joo-hyung ranked 15th, one step up. has fallen Im Seong-jae, who kept the top 10 in two consecutive PGA Tour tournaments in which he recently participated, maintained 18th place. Lee Kyung-hoon moved up two notches to 39th place and re-entered the 30th place, while Kim Si-woo kept the 42nd place.