Ko Jin-young (28) began a meaningful rebound toward reclaiming No. 1 in the women’s golf world rankings.
Ko Jin-young, who won the HSBC Women’s World Championship on the US Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour in Singapore, which ended in Singapore on the 5th, jumped two places from last week (5th) in the Rolex Women’s Golf World Ranking announced on the 6th. climbed on top With a ranking rating of 7.38, she was on her 15th week, narrowing the gap between Lydia Ko (8.59 points, New Zealand) and Nellie Korda (8.10 points, USA), who are in first place.
It is a significant step forward in stopping her decline and reversing the trend. She has barely accumulated her ranking points since July of last year, with Ko Jin-young not performing in the aftermath of her wrist injury. After she tied for 71st at the Scottish Women’s Open, she suffered the shock of missing the first straight cut in her debut at the AIG Women’s Open (UK) and CP Women’s Open (Canada). After taking a break for about two months, she left Korea, withdrew from the BMW Ladies Championship and moved to the United States to miss the cut at the Pelican Championship (November).
In the meantime, Ko Jin-young has come down to world number two. In the rankings of the last week of October, Ko Jin-young, who gave away the top position she had maintained since January of last year to Atayati Tikkun (Thailand), fell to 4th right after the Pelican Championship, and then went down to 5th. 카지노
Ko Jin-young, who barely received a ranking score of 2.39 in 5 months with a tie for 33rd at the CME Group Tour Championship (November), the last tournament of the 2022 season, added 10.7 points to a tie for 6th in Honda LPGA Thailand, which was the first time this year after rigorous winter training, and last week’s victory made her a long-awaited victory. 62 points were added.
The world ranking is calculated by dividing the total points obtained from competitions in the last two years by the number of competitions participated. Grades for the last 13 weeks are fully reflected, and previous grades are calculated by subtracting a certain percentage according to the period. The results of major competitions, such as upcoming competitions, especially major competitions with a lot of ranking points, are more important than competitions two years ago that disappear every week.
Ko Jin-young, who had a rating of 5.81 (209.05/36) last week, significantly increased her total score to 265.68 and jumped to a rating of 7 points. The gap with Lydia Ko (386.55/45) and Nellie Corda (283.56/34), who are in the 8-point range, is not too big, so she is in a position to turn around by winning a big tournament.
As Ko Jin-young confirmed his health, even in women’s golf this year, the ‘Big 3’ competition, which is not as good as men’s golf, has become hot. Lydia Ko, who returned to the golf queen after 7 years by winning the final game last season, and Ko Jin-young and Nellie Korda, who fought fiercely in the second round after 2021, are expected to fiercely compete for the top in every tournament.
If Ko Jin-young, who reached the world number one for the first time after winning the ANA Inspiration in a major tournament in April 2019, steps to the top for the 5th time, Lorena Ochoa (Mexico) will reach the record of 158 weeks, the longest ever, with 5 weeks approaching.