A WD from the world No 1


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Jiyai Shin, the No. 1 player in the Rolex Women's World Rankings, has withdrawn from this week's LPGA State Farm Classic.

Golf Channel is working to confirm the reasoning behind her withdrawal but it is thought to be due to an illness.

Japan's Ai Miyazato, now the highest ranked player in the field, could become the new No. 1 at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Ill. LPGA officials will confirm scenarios later in the week.

Fourth-ranked Yani Tseng and fifth-ranked Cristie Kerr are also in the field.