Miyazato jumps Kerr as top woman

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PHILADELPHIA -- Ai Miyazato has replaced Cristie Kerr atop the world rankings for women's golf.

The two players are just about tied, with Miyazato holding a lead of 0.0006 average points over Kerr.

Kerr snatched the No. 1 ranking from Miyazato for three weeks after winning the LPGA Championship. Miyazato previously held the top spot for a week after her victory at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

They remain members of an exclusive club. Since the world rankings began in 2006, only Annika Sorenstam, Lorena Ochoa, Jiyai Shin, Miyazato and Kerr have held the No. 1 spot.

Besides the shuffle at the top, there were no other changes this week to the women's top 20.

Suzann Pettersen remained No. 3 and was followed by Shin, Yani Tseng, Na Yeon Choi, Paula Creamer, Anna Nordqvist, Song-Hee Kim and Karrie Webb to round out the top 10.

In Kyung Kim, Michelle Wie, Angela Stanford, Inbee Park, Sakura Yokomine, Morgan Pressel, Mi-Jeong Jeon, Chie Arimura, Catriona Matthew and Hee Kyeong Seo completed the top 20.

Sun Ju Ahn won an event in Korea and jumped nine places to No. 21.


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