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Jin Young Ko projected to overtake Nelly Korda at No. 1 after claiming fourth title of 2021

Jin Young Ko projected to overtake Nelly Korda at No. 1 after claiming fourth title of 2021

Jin Young Ko went into the second round of the BMW Ladies Championship with a nothing-to-lose mentality. Her streak of consecutive rounds in the 60s had come to a disappointing close at 14 and she needed a reset.

It didn’t take long for something else special to come along.

Ko will now leave South Korea an 11-time LPGA winner, and the No. 1-ranked player in the world, as she’s projected to overtake Nelly Korda and regain a position she previously held for 100 consecutive weeks from July 20, 2019 to June 27, 2021.

Ko carded a final-round, record-tying 8-under 64 on Sunday to come from four back of Hee Jeong Lim and ultimately beat Lim with a birdie in her first LPGA playoff. The pair finished knotted at 22-under 266 at LPGA International Busan.

Ko’s victory marked the 200th on the LPGA for South Korean players.

“This is a tremendous honor,” said Ko. “And I think it’s very fortunate that I am the player, the 200th win player, and I actually think that it’s really fortunate that it was an event held in Korea as well. Obviously, being the player of the 200th win of the Korean player was not a goal that I was working toward, it just happens so that I was really focused…

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