Keeping Score

Nelly Korda takes aim at top of world ranking

With runner-up at ANA Inspiration, American moves to No. 2 in Rolex Rankings in effort to end 7-year U.S. absence from top

2: Position in the Rolex Rankings for American Nelly Korda, who moved up one spot into a career high after she tied for second in the LPGA’s ANA Inspiration on Sunday, losing a playoff to South Korea’s Mirim Lee. Korda swapped places in the world order with countrywoman Danielle Kang, 27. They trail South Korea’s Jin Young Ko, who has led the ranking since July 29, 2019. With Lexi Thompson, 25, improving two spots to No. 10, the U.S. has three women ranked among the top 10 in the world, and all are in their 20s. No American woman has topped the world order since Stacy Lewis, in April 2013. With her victory in the ANA, Lee surged 73 spots, to No. 21.

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