Inbee Park wants return to world rankings summit


Inbee Park is hoping victory in this week’s Wegmans Championship in New York will boost her chances of returning to the top of the world rankings.

Park has showed some blistering form since taking the honours at Locust Hill Country Club in 2013, before registering three further victories on the LPGA Tour, including the US Womens Open.

Since then, however, her spot at the summit of the world rankings table has been usurped by American Stacy Lewis.

Park has shown some fire recently as she strives to reclaim her spot, with a great run of form which included winning the Manulife Financial Classic, a fourth-place finish in the Ricoh Women's British Open and a play-off defeat to Mirim Lee at last week's Meijer LPGA Classic. The South Korean now sits comfortably in third place.

Should Park win again this weekend then second-placed Lydia Ko of New Zealand could possibly be caught as the Srixon golfer battles to the ultimate achievement.

"Probably for the last month or so I have been playing really well," she told reporters ahead of the tournament. "I played really good last week at the Meijer Classic as well although I got a bit unlucky there. I feel my game is a little better now and hopefully a couple of good wins will get me back to No 1 again."