Lydia Ko moves up to No 2 in world rankings

Last updated 08:25 01/07/2014
Lydia Ko
Getty
MOVING UP: Lydia Ko is back to a career-high of second on the women's world golf rankings.

Relevant offers

Golf

Danny Lee can't defend Greenbrier title as deadly flooding stops tournament Wenyung Keh picks up more silverware after NCAA win in the US Wellington Golf tees off rep season without Spearman-Burn twins Lydia Ko powers away to win Arkansas Championship and claim 13th LPGA win Recap: Lydia Ko final round at NW Arkansas Championship on the LPGA Tour New Zealand's Lydia Ko ties course record, shares LPGA tour lead in Arkansas Lydio Ko in touch with leaders after slick opening round at latest LPGA Tour event Mark Reason: PGA Tour's denials the sort of stuff you expect from Russians Golf not all glamour and fun, just ask Manor Park pro Gareth Paddison Kiwi golfing hotshots bounce back in world cup to finish in top 10

 

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)


Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

If she is able to, when do you expect Lydia Ko to win her first major?

Next year, she's so close

She's still working towards it, within three years

It may be longer than we think, within five years

The expectation might be too much, maybe never

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content