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THE ROLEX RANKINGS WOMEN'S WORLD NUMBER ONE
Holders of the top spot
The creation of a single women’s world golf ranking was agreed by the leaders of the five major women’s professional golf tours (LPGA, JLPGA, KLPGA, LET, ALPG*) during the inaugural World Congress of Women’s Golf in May 2004.
The tours have since been joined by the Ladies Golf Union (LGU), as well as the Symetra Futures Tour, the development tour of the LPGA.
This agreement finally led to the publication of the first Rolex Rankings list on February 21, 2006, when Annika Sörenstam officially became World No. 1.
Since then, just thirteen players have held the top spot, alternating between them.

The thirteen holders, and their total number of weeks at number one, are as follows, as at April 16, 2018:

Annika Sörenstam 61 weeks
Lorena Ochoa 158 weeks
Ai Miyazato 12 weeks
Cristie Kerr 5 weeks
Jiyai Shin 25 weeks
Yani Tseng 109 weeks
Stacy Lewis 25 weeks
Inbee Park 92 weeks
Lydia Ko 104 weeks
Ariya Jutanugarn 2 weeks
So Yeon Ryu 19 weeks
Sung Hyun Park 1 week
Shanshan Feng 23 weeks
HISTORY OF THE ROLEX WOMEN'S WORLD GOLF RANKINGS
NUMBER ONE POSITION
  Player From: To: No. of weeks
23 Shanshan Feng November 13, 2017 This week 23
22 Sung Hyun Park November 06, 2017 November 12, 2017 1
21 So Yeon Ryu June 26, 2017 November 05, 2017 19
20 Ariya Jutanugarn June 12, 2017 June 25, 2017 2
19 Lydia Ko October 26, 2015 June 11, 2017 85
18 Inbee Park June 15, 2015 October 25, 2015 19
17 Lydia Ko Feb 02, 2015 June 14, 2015 19
16 Inbee Park Oct. 27, 2014 Feb 01, 2015 14
15 Stacy Lewis June 02, 2014 Oct. 26, 2014 21
14 Inbee Park Apr. 15, 2013 June 01, 2014 59
13 Stacy Lewis Mar. 25, 2013 Apr. 14, 2013 4
12 Yani Tseng Feb. 14, 2011 Mar. 24, 2013 109
11 Jiyai Shin Nov. 1, 2010 Feb. 13, 2011 15
10 Cristie Kerr Oct. 25, 2010 Oct. 31, 2010 1
9 Ai Miyazato Aug. 23, 2010 Oct. 24, 2010 10
8 Cristie Kerr Aug. 16, 2010 Aug. 22, 2010 1
7 Jiyai Shin Jul. 26, 2010 Aug. 15, 2010 3
6 Ai Miyazato Jul. 19, 2010 Jul. 25, 2010 1
5 Cristie Kerr Jun. 28, 2010 Jul. 18, 2010 3
4 Ai Miyazato Jun. 21, 2010 Jun. 27, 2010 1
3 Jiyai Shin May 3, 2010 Jun. 20, 2010 7
2 Lorena Ochoa Apr. 23, 2007 May 2, 2010 158
1 Annika Sörenstam Feb. 21, 2006 Apr. 22, 2007 60
The dominance of the Women's World No. 1
Ranking World No. 1 Avg Pts World No. 2 Avg Pts Gap
16/04/2018 Shanshan Feng 7.05 Lexi Thompson 6.75 0.3
19/02/2018 Shanshan Feng 7.19 Sung Hyun Park 6.87 0.32
06/11/2017 Sung Hyun Park 8.41 So Yeon Ryu 8.38 0.03
30/10/2017 So Yeon Ryu 8.65 Sung Hyun Park 8.5 0.15
11/09/2017 So Yeon Ryu 8.94 Lexi Thompson 8.31 0.63
04/09/2017 So Yeon Ryu 8.87 Sung Hyun Park 8.02 0.85
28/08/2017 So Yeon Ryu 9.18 Lexi Thompson 8.03 1.15
24/07/2017 So Yeon Ryu 9.39 Ariya Jutanugarn 8.08 1.31
19/06/2017 Ariya Jutanugarn 8.55 Lydia Ko 8.09 0.46
05/06/2017 Lydia Ko 8.37 Ariya Jutanugarn 8.36 0.01
22/05/2017 Lydia Ko 8.6 So Yeon Ryu 8.47 0.13
27/03/2017 Lydia Ko 9.45 Ariya Jutanugarn 8.12 1.33
22/08/2016 Lydia Ko 15.15 Brooke M. Henderson 8.11 7.04
06/06/2016 Lydia Ko 13.25 Inbee Park 8.58 4.67
19/10/2015 Inbee Park 12.69 Lydia Ko 12.42 0.27
08/06/2015 Lydia Ko 10.77 Inbee Park 10.67 0.10
13/04/2015 Lydia Ko 10.68 Stacy Lewis 9.84 0.84
30/03/2015 Lydia Ko 10.92 Inbee Park 9.98 0.94
26/01/2014 Inbee Park 9.98 Lydia Ko 9.44 0.54
15/12/2014 Inbee Park 11.24 Stacy Lewis 10.1 1.14
20/10/2014 Stacy Lewis 11.04 Inbee Park 11.04 0
11/08/2014 Stacy Lewis 11.59 Lydia Ko 10 1.59
23/06/2014 Stacy Lewis 11.16 Inbee Park 9.67 1.49
26/05/2014 Inbee Park 9.58 Stacy Lewis 9.36 0.22
30/09/2013 Inbee Park 12.22 Stacy Lewis 10.5 1.72
08/04/2013 Stacy Lewis 9.36 Inbee Park 9.25 0.11
01/04/2013 Stacy Lewis 9.59 Yani Tseng 8.92 0.67
11/03/2013 Yani Tseng 9.33 Na Yeon Choi 8.71 0.62
07/01/2013 Yani Tseng 10.58 Stacy Lewis 9.08 1.5
17/09/2012 Yani Tseng 13.55 Na Yeon Choi 8.44 5.11
10/09/2012 Yani Tseng 13.97 Stacy Lewis 8.4 5.57
23/07/2012 Yani Tseng 15.91 Na Yeon Choi 8.87 7.04
02/07/2012 Yani Tseng 16.37 Stacy Lewis 8.36 8.01
04/06/2012 Yani Tseng 17.01 Na Yeon Choi 8.02 8.99
26/12/2011 Yani Tseng 17.68 S. Pettersen 10.28 7.40
14/02/2011 Yani Tseng 10.34 Jiyai Shin 10.18 0.16
27/12/2010 Jiyai Shin 10.74 Cristie Kerr 10.28 0.46
28/12/2009 Lorena Ochoa 11.75 Jiyai Shin 9.04 2.71
28/12/2008 Lorena Ochoa 15.64 Yani Tseng 9.31 6.33
31/12/2007 Lorena Ochoa 17.63 Suzann Pettersen 8.34 9.29
16/04/2007 (2) Annika Sorenstam 12.94 Lorena Ochoa 12.75 0.19
18/12/2006 Annika Sorenstam 15.24 Lorena Ochoa 12.07 3.17
07/08/2006 (1) Annika Sorenstam 17.41 Lorena Ochoa 9.87 7.54
20/02/2006 Annika Sorenstam 18.47 Paula Creamer 9.65 8.82
(1) and (2): Changes made to the formula for calculating points



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