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Danielle Kang nears milestone for U.S. women

With her victory at the LPGA’s Drive On Championship, Kang moves to No. 2 in the Rolex Rankings. No American woman has been No. 1 since Stacy Lewis in late 2014

2: Position in the Rolex Rankings for American Danielle Kang, who moved up two spots after her victory Sunday in the LPGA’s Drive On Championship in Toledo, Ohio. South Korea’s Jin Young Ko has been ranked No. 1 since July 29, 2019. No American woman has been ranked No. 1 in the world since Stacy Lewis ascended to the top of the rankings for 21 weeks in late 2014. Golfers from the Asia-Pacific region have dominated the top of the world order since South Korea’s Inbee Park unseated Lewis on Oct. 27, 2014. Kang, 27, is a four-time winner on the LPGA who joined the tour in 2012 after winning the 2010 and 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur and two college seasons at Pepperdine.

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