Japan’s Ai Miyazato aims to become the world number one this week, brimming with confidence after winning her fourth US Tour title at the Tres Marias Championship over the weekend.
South Korea’s Shin Ji-Yai, 2009 USLPGA Rookie of the Year, snatched the top spot by winning the Cyber Agent Ladies last weekend on the Japan Tour, overtaking Lorena Ochoa of Mexico.
Ochoa, who bade farewell after finishing sixth in the Tres Marias Championship, held the top spot for three years in a row from 2007.
Miyazato, currently ranked third in the world, has a chance to take top place if she wins the World Ladies Championship at the Ibaraki Golf Club this week.
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