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Miyazato regains world No. 1 rank

Kyodo News

Ai Miyazato has regained the world No. 1 spot in women’s golf, according to the rankings released Monday.

Miyazato was second for about one month after she claimed the top spot on June 21 for the first time and was replaced by Cristie Kerr the following week.

Kerr has dropped to second place in the latest rankings. Neither Miyazato nor Kerr played a tournament in the past week.

The Rolex Rankings evaluates a player’s performance over a rolling two-year period weighted in favor of the current year with even more importance placed on the most recent 13 weeks.

Among other Japanese players, Sakura Yokomine is 15th, Chie Arimura 18th and Yuri Fudo 22nd, all of them unchanged from the previous week.