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Pettersen can claim world No. 1 at Ochoa event

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Inbee Park’s 31-week run at No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings is in jeopardy at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational with No. 2 Suzann Pettersen looking to win for the fourth time in her last six starts.

The LPGA’s “what if” scenarios are out but won’t be finalized until play begins Thursday and strength of field is set.

As it stands now, if Pettersen wins this week, she ascends to No. 1 for the first time in her career. If Pettersen wins, Park can’t stop her from going to No. 1, even if Park finishes second in the tournament.

If Pettersen finishes second at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, she still goes to No. 1, as long as Park finishes 14th or worse.