Lydia Ko slips spot to women's golf world No 3

Last updated 07:30 19/08/2014
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RANKINGS SLIP: Lydia Ko drops a world ranking to No 3 after rival wins LPGA Championship.

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New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has dropped to No 3 in the women's golf rankings as a result of former world No 1 Inbee Park yesterday winning her fifth major.

Ko, 17, was at a career high No 2 going into the LPGA Championship, but Park beat American Brittany Lincicome in a playoff to win the year's fourth major and take the No 2 spot.

American Stacy Lewis remained in first, though her, Park and Ko were all well ahead of the field.

Lewis averaged 11.74 ranking points in the last two years, Park 11.17 and Ko 10.65.

Norway's Suzann Pettersen was next best on 8.85 ahead of Michelle Wie (6.52) and Lexi Thompson (6.48).

Lincicome's runner-up finish boosted her ranking from 61st to 30th.

The next best Kiwi behind Ko was Aucklander Cathryn Bristow who was ranked No 495.

Ko would next play in this weekend's Canadian Open where she was a two time defending champion.

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