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Five players have chance to move to No. 1; here's how

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KILDEER, Ill. – The Rolex world No. 1 ranking is up for grabs with five players having a chance to leave the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship with the top ranking at week’s end.

Inbee Park will be looking to extend her current reign atop the rankings to an 11th consecutive week, but No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn, No. 3 Lexi Thompson, No. 4 Shanshan Feng and No. 5 So Yeon Ryu each have a chance to take it from her.

Jutanugarn and Thompson can ascend to No. 1 with a victory or a second-place finish, depending on what Park does.

Feng and Ryu must win to move to No. 1.


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Here are the scenarios based on the Rolex formula:

Jutanugarn moves to No. 1 if she wins and Park finishes fourth or worse. Or, Jutanugarn finishes second and Park finish 12th or worse and Thompson or Feng do not win.

Thompson moves to No. 1 if she wins and Park finishes fourth or worse. Or, Thompson finishes second and Park finishes 26th or worse, Jutanugarn finishes third or worse and Feng or Ryu do not win.

Feng moves to No. 1 if she wins and Park finishes eighth or worse.

Ryu moves to No. 1 if she wins and Park finishes 12th or worse and Jutanugarn finishes third or worse.