18 Jun 2015

Ko loses number one world ranking

12:46 pm on 18 June 2015

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has been usurped as the women's world number one by Korean Inbee Park.

Park In-bee, 2013.

Park In-bee, 2013. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Park reclaimed top spot from 18-year-old Ko by winning the year's second major, the Women's PGA Championship, in New York.

It's the 26-year-old's sixth major title and third in a row in this event to match a feat previously achieved by Annika Sorenstam of Sweden.

Ko earlier missed her first cut in a professional event after crashing out of the PGA Championship in New York.

It was the first time that Ko has been cut in 53 professional events.

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