Ko Jin-young (28) is looking to break the world record for the longest time.
In the women’s golf world rankings announced on the 30th (Korean time), Ko Jin-young recorded her ranking point of 8.35 and maintained her first place. She is 0.26 points behind Nellie Korda (USA, 8.09 points) in second place. Last week she was by 0.01 points, but she opened up a small gap.
She, who ended on the 16th, won the US Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour Cognitive Founders Cup (total prize money of $ 3 million) and re-emerged to her number one position. Ko Jin-young gave up the first place to Lydia Ko (New Zealand), who won the BMW Ladies Championship in October last year, and then Nellie Korda (USA) took her first place and fell to third place.
Ko Jin-young, who was left with regret due to her wrist injury last year, joined hands with Pro Lee Si-woo again this year to prepare for her new season. Since then, she has participated in 7 tournaments this year, and she has been in the top 10 5 times, including 2 wins, showing the side of a ‘golf queen’.
From June 2, Ko Jin-young will participate in the Mizuho Americas Open (total prize money of 2.75 million dollars) held at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey, USA. Ko Jin-young’s rival, world number 2 Corda, does not participate in this tournament. Korda has revealed that she will be focusing on her treatment for the time being due to her recent back injury.
If Ko Jin-young continues his good momentum in this tournament, he will prepare a stepping stone to further maintain his world ranking. Since the introduction of the women’s golf world ranking system in 2006, Lorena Ochoa (Mexico) has held the No. 1 position for 158 weeks, setting her record for the longest time. Jinyoung Ko has been at the top for 146 weeks.메이저놀이터
Meanwhile, the women’s golf world ranking announced this time remains unchanged up to the top 12 players. Following Ko Jin-young, Kim Hyo-joo (28) is 10th, Jeon In-ji (29) 12th, and Choi Hye-jin (24) is running 24th. Park Min-ji (25) was in 28th place, one step away.
Shin Ji-ae (35) ranked 44th, up 3 steps, and Kim A-lim (28) ranked 45th, 4 steps down. Pajari Anannarukan (Thailand), who won the match play, rose 32 places to 65th. Bang Sin-sil (19) won her E1 Charity Open and jumped 123 places to 110th.