With her incredible 12 shot victory at the LPGA Championship yesterday, Cristie Kerr became the #1 ranked women’s golfer in the world. Kerr is the first American to be ranked #1 since those rankings began in 2006.
With Kerr’s ascension to the top position, that will make her the third player in the last three weeks who has held the ranking.
Jihai Shin from South Korea, was replaced two weeks ago by Japanese star, Ai Miyazato, who in turn was ousted by Kerr.
Since the world rankings were introduced, only 5 players have held the top spot. Annika Sorenstam was the inaugural #1 and she held that position for 60 weeks until being overtaken by the now-retired Lorena Ochoa who would be #1 for 158 weeks before Shin took over for seven weeks.
The LPGA Tour now perhaps, more than ever, needs a superstar. There are as many as 12 players who have the ability to take over that mantle; who will it be?