World No. 1 Jin Yong Ko missed out on Friday’s Women’s Season Final Major after scoring 5 out of 147 at the AIG Women’s Open in Muirfield.
Ko even shot 71 in the second round, marked by an eagle and a birdie, which balanced her three scarecrows from behind-nine, but it wasn’t enough to offset an initial score of 5 of 76, including six scarecrows.
The 25-year-old becomes the first active women’s world No. 1 to miss out on a major since Song Hyun Park at the 2018 Evian Championships.
Full AIG Women’s Open results
Ko’s last win on the LPGA Tour was at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March, and her last big win was at Evian in 2019.
The 2021 LPGA Player of the Year took a break from winning the CME Group Tour Championship last November, putting away her golf bag (mostly) for nearly six weeks as she spent time at home in Korea before spending another month adjusting her swing and recovery. lingering wrist injury.
Before the Women’s Open, Ko played in 11 tournaments, finished in the top 10 five times (including HSBC) and never conceded. Her best finish at a major this season was 4th at the US Women’s Open. Two weeks ago in France, she finished T-8 at the Amundi Evian Championship.
Despite the lack of cuts, Co is likely to still lead the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings after this week. Currently, her average score is 9.55 points. Minji Lee No. 2 had to win at Muirfield while earning 100 points in order to usurp the WWGR leader. She is currently sitting on a T-7 heading to Scotland for the weekend.