Ariya Jutanugarn finally surpasses Lydia Ko for No. 1 ranking — for real this time

Jutanugarn ends Ko’s 85-week reign as world No. 1 with a playoff win over Lexi Thompson and In Gee Chun in Canada.

Ariya Jutanugarn needed a playoff victory over Lexi Thompson and In Gee Chun at last week’s Manulife LPGA Classic but the 21-year-old six-time LPGA Tour winner finally overtook Lydia Ko and a computer bug to attain the top spot in the Rolex Rankings.

Five shots back of Thompson to start the back nine in Sunday’s finale, Jutanugarn’s 3-under 69 got her to 17-under for the...


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