(ANSA) – ROME, Nov. 29 – A new queen of women’s golf is here: Lydia Ko. For the first time since 2017, the New Zealander is back at number one in the world rankings after the 2022 gold which culminated last week when she took the all-in in Naples, Florida. By winning the CME Group Tour Championship, the last seasonal championship on the LPGA Tour. But that’s not all: The 25-year-old of South Korean descent (born in Seoul) was nominated for Rolex Player of the Year, as Best Player on the American Women’s Circuit, and also took home the Vare Trophy (for the second year in a row for the second time in his career) for the best scoring average (68.988). As if that weren’t enough, Ko won the race to the CME Globe, the FedEx Cup in pink. And now, the icing on the cake. With Pruitt, the New Zealander who overthrew the American Nelly Korda from the throne. Ko reached the top of the world rankings for the first time in February 2015, at the age of 17 years, 9 months and 8 days, making her the youngest golfer to achieve this feat. Then, it was No. 1 for 85 weeks, from October 2015 to June 2017. Now it’s regained what it lost in the past five years. “I am proud and happy. All of this would not have been possible without the support of my family and team. My thanks to them,” said Lydia Ko. (Dealing).
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