By Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer
One week after the LPGA Tour season ended, Lydia Ko picked up another perk: She’s back to No. 1 in the women’s world ranking.
The math worked in favor of Ko, whose three victories included the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship that allowed her to win LPGA player of the year. Ko first got to No. 1 in 2015 when she was 17. This is her third time reaching No. 1.
“I’m very grateful to be world No. 1 again. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be back here again,” Ko said.
She is the fourth player to reach No. 1 in 2022, joining Nelly Korda, Atthaya Thitikul and Jin Young Ko.