Atthaya Thitikul was able to climb to No. Atthaya Thitikul was ranked No. 1 in the world at the BMW Ladies Championship, finishing fourth. Although the Thai teenager, aged 19, held the lead going into the final round in South Korea, she struggled to score a 74 in that round and fell to sixth place.
Thitikul, who will be competing next week in Japan as No. 2, remains No. Thitikul is still No. 2 in the world, and has the chance to be the second teenager to reach No. 1.
Jin Young Ko, currently the top-ranked player in , withdrew from BMW due to a wrist injury. He plans to return for Florida’s last two events.
Annika Sorenstam was the first to debut the Rolex Rankings in February 2006. Here’s a closer look to the youngest players who reached the pinnacle of the game.