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Jin Young Ko

Golfer Jin Young Ko
Jin Young Ko was No. 2 in the world rankings going into the 2021 LPGA Portland Classic. Winning that tournament wasn't enough to boost Ko past Nelly Korda into the No. 1 spot. But Ko has been No. 1 in the (recent) past, and we can bet the house that she will have that No. 1 spot again in the future.

The Cambia Portland Classic, unfortunately, was shortened to 54 holes due to bad weather. But it's still an official win for Ko, who carded rounds of 69, 67 and 69. She finished at 11-under 205, winning by four strokes.

The win was extra impressive because it was her first tournament play in six weeks. Ko hadn't played since the Tokyo Olympics.

It was Ko's ninth career LPGA Tour victory, and her second of 2021. She won the Volunteers of America Classic in July. Ko is a two-time major championship winner, and she also has 11 wins on the LPGA of Korea Tour.

She was the LPGA's Rookie of the Year in 2018, and its Player of the Year in 2019. Ko led the tour in scoring in 2019, and led the tour in money in 2019 and 2020.

Professional golfer Jin Young Ko receives an award