All the buzz surrounding the LPGA Tour this weekend involved two players who were not even in the field.
According to the technology provider for the Rolex Rankings, Lydia Ko, who sat out the Shoprite Classic, was projected to lose her spot as World No. 1 no matter the results of the tournament.
We were told that there were two possibilities for the new No. 1: Ariya Jutanugarn, who was also not entered in the New Jersey tournament, and So Yoen Ryu, who would become No. 1 with a finish of T3 or better.
Ryu missed the cut and so the top spot, by default, went to Jutanugarn.
However, when the official data was entered into the system this morning, Ko was still No. 1 by 0.01 points.
The company claimed their projection application has a “bug.”
Statement from WWGR, Inc. technical provider regarding this week’s Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings pic.twitter.com/arDU41hkzX
— LPGA (@LPGA) June 5, 2017