Ryu becomes No. 1 player in world

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ROGERS, Ark. (AP) �� Two-time major champion So Yeon Ryu has a new title - No. 1 in the world.

Ryu became the third player this year to rise to No. 1 in the Rolex Women's World Golf Ranking with her victory in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. The 26-year-old from South Korea replaces Ariya Jutanugarn, who held the top ranking for two weeks.

Jutanugarn had replaced Lydia Ko.


Money Leaders: LPGA
Rank Player Earnings
1 So Yeon Ryu $1,212,820
2 Lexi Thompson $999,590
3 Ariya Jutanugarn $972,731
4 In Gee Chun $656,166
5 Cristie Kerr $649,537
6 Inbee Park $597,449
7 Brooke Henderson $592,765
8 Michelle Wie $558,636
9 Moriya Jutanugarn $538,913
10 Amy Yang $537,887
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