Nelly Corda (23, USA), a member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour, opened the New Year’s Day as the No. 1 player in the world women’s golf rankings in the first week of 2022.
Nelly Corda, who is competing for the “one-man” position with South Korea’s Ko Jin-young (27), has maintained its position for 17 consecutive weeks since she topped the world rankings for the first time in her life in June last year.
After that, he passed the top spot to Ko Jin-young for two weeks from the end of October and returned to the top spot in November.
Nelly Corda, who has topped the list for nine consecutive weeks, including this week, has ranked first in the world for a total of 26 weeks so far. This is the longest time among American women’s golfers.
Since the introduction of the women’s golf world ranking system in 2006, there have been three U.S. nationals, Christie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, and Nelly Corda.
Kerr, who was in his heyday in 2010, ranked first in the world for a total of five weeks, and Lewis, who competed with Park In-bee (34) in 2013-2014, ranked first in the world for a total of 25 weeks.
Nelly Corda surpassed Lewis’ record of “Iron Lady” this time.
Nelly Corda, who was empty-handed in her individual title even after winning four LPGA Tour seasons last year, is also expanding her position as a sports star in the U.S. as she is expected to be the best rival for Korean players this year.