Lydia Ko moves up to No 2 in world rankings
Lydia Ko is back to a career-high second in the women’s world golf rankings.
Ko’s second place at the Arkansas Championship yesterday moved her from No 3 in the world to No 2, equalling her career best.
After her Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic win in April, Ko was No 2 behind Inbee Park, but sensational form from Stacy Lewis pushed the American past her.
Lewis, whose win in Arkansas was her third of the season and 13th top-10 finish, is now in the top spot while Ko’s strong finish helped pass Park.
Ko also moved from sixth in the LPGA’s order of merit, the Race to CME Globe, into third behind Lewis and American Michelle Wie.
Wie, one of Ko’s idols and friends, also moved up.
She won last week’s US Open and was leading the Arkansas event before going backwards on the final day. Wie is now ranked sixth in the world.
Women’s world golf rankings:
1 Stacy Lewis (USA)
2 LYDIA KO (NZL)
3 Inbee Park (KOR)
4 Suzann Pettersen (NOR)
5 Lexi Thompson (USA)
6 Michelle Wie (USA)
7 Karrie Webb (AUS)
8 So Yeon Ryu (KOR)
9 Shanshan Feng (CHN)
10 Cristie Kerr (USA)