So much for So Yeon Ryu.
Her stay at the top of the Rolex World Rankings is over, she’s been displaced by another player from South Korea.
What a shock!
Most LPGA observers felt it was just a matter of time and that time has come for rookie Sung Hyun Park, who is now the new world’s No. 1.
Park won the Women’s U.S. Open this past summer and has two wins on the LPGA Tour this season. She had 10 overall wins as a member of the Korean LPGA Tour including six in 2016.
Park got off to a good start on the other side of the world at the Blue Bay Championship in China. She shot a four-under par 68 in the first round and is just three shots off the lead.
With Park’s move to No. 1, So Yeon Ryu dropped to No. 2 followed by China’s Shanshan Feng and American Lexi Thompson at No. 4.
Cristie Kerr is the only other American in the top 10, holding down the 10th spot.
Stacy Lewis is currently 16th.
Thompson is the CME Globe points leader and is resting up this week to try and come in fresh for the tour’s grand finale next week in Naples.