ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu and Ariya Jutanugarn each had a chance to take over the No. 1 ranking in women’s golf over the weekend.
Instead, all they did was switch places at No. 2.
Lydia Ko remained atop the Rolex Rankings on Monday for the 84th consecutive week. She’s managed to stay at No. 1 despite being winless so far in 2017 — and despite skipping last week’s LPGA Tour event in Michigan. In a season of unusual parity in women’s golf, nobody has been able to catch her.
Ryu was second and Jutanugarn third heading into the Volvik Championship at Travis Pointe Country Club, and there were a number of scenarios in which one of them could have moved to No. 1 by finishing near the top in that event. Instead, Ryu finished tied for 56th, snapping a streak of 11 straight top-10 showings. Jutanugarn…