Danielle Kang now top-ranked American and world No. 2
Danielle Kang climbed to No. 2 in Monday’s launch of the Rolex Ladies’s Rankings, making her the very best ranked American on the planet.
Together with her victory Sunday on the Drive On Championship, Kang moved up two spots, leapfrogging former No. 2 Nelly Korda, who tied for 40th in Toledo, Ohio, and slipped to No. 3. Kang additionally moved over Sung Hyun Park, who slipped a spot to No. 4.
Kang nonetheless trails No. 1 Jin Younger Ko, who has now reigned atop the world rankings for 54 consecutive weeks. Ko completed 20th in Sunday’s Jeju Samdasoo Masters on the Korean LPGA Tour. Ko hasn’t performed an LPGA occasion in additional than eight months, for the reason that season-ending CME Group Tour Championship final yr. Nonetheless, Ko constructed a considerable lead on the planet rankings with 5 worldwide titles final yr, 4 on the American primarily based LPGA, with two of these main championships. She sits 2.13 common world rating factors forward of Kang, which is the about similar differential between Kang and world No. 16 Ariya Jutanugarn.
BY Randall Mell
— August 2, 2020 at 9:20 PM
The LPGA scripted a riveting storyline in its restart amid the coronavirus pandemic. Danielle Kang stepped up within the starring position.
The Rolex world rankings and its 104-week rolling window had been briefly amended throughout the coronavirus pandemic to focus extra on a person’s taking part in schedule, slightly than the precise calendar.
Rankings for an athlete proceed to be computed on a 104-week rolling interval, however that 104-week rolling interval differs primarily based on how a lot an athlete performs whereas the modification is in place. Weeks when an athlete doesn’t compete doesn’t depend in direction of her particular person 104-week rolling interval. Her particular person factors, common factors and divisors is not going to change or age when she doesn’t play. Nonetheless, her total place on the rankings may shift primarily based on the efficiency of different athletes who’re competing.