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Sung Hyun Park should ascend to World No. 1 when the new Rolex Rankings are released today, after enjoying a sensational rookie year on the LPGA Tour. 

The Korean looks set to end her compatriot So Yeon Ryu’s 19-week run as No. 1 despite not playing in last week, after Ryu struggled to a tie for 33rd after picking up a shoulder injury in Japan.

“I don’t really care about it,” Ryu told Reuters after Sunday’s round. “It’s just a title. It’s great to be No. 1, of course, but the more important thing is how I’m playing for the present. I care more [about that] than my ranking.”

Park is still on course to pick up all the major trophies in the 2017 season. She has already reached an unsurpassable target in the Rookie of the Year standings, sits second behind Ryu in the Rolex Player of the Year points standings with two events remaining, and also ranks second behind Lexi Thompson in the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average.

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