The longest-serving No. 1 player in LPGA history is South Korea’s Ko Jin-young. Go Pro maintained the No. 1 spot for a total of 159 weeks, breaking Lorena Ochoa’s record of 158 weeks at No. 1 in 2010 for the first time in 13 years.
At the time, the late professional said, “It’s a great honor and a happy thing to be mentioned by many people in the same breath as Ochoa, but I also have to be humble.” In the world rankings that started in 2006, the only players who have held the top spot for more than 100 weeks are Jin-young Ko, Ochoa, Lydia Ko, Jjyani, and Inbee Park.메이저사이트
In a somewhat coincidental coincidence, Ko Jin-young’s caddy, David Brooker, once served as Ochoa’s caddy, and together they won 21 of Ochoa’s 27 career wins. Brooker has been working with Jinyoung Ko since 2019. He said, “The two have very different playing styles. Ochoa scores a lot of eagles based on long hits, while Ko Jin-young is consistent based on a strong mentality, and especially has excellent crisis management skills.”
Meanwhile, Jin-young Ko finished in a tie for 20th place at the Amundi Evian Championship, a major tournament held at the end of July this year, handing over the top spot in the world rankings to Nelly Korda of the United States. Currently ranked first in the world is China’s Yin Luoning.