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LPGA delivering No 1 vs No 2 duels the PGA Tour isnt

The LPGA would love the attention the PGA Tour gets.

The PGA Tour would love the drama the LPGA’s delivering in a wild battle for the No. 1 world ranking and Player-of-the-Year honors.

The LPGA gave its fans another shootout Sunday at the Safeway Classic with its best players rising to the challenge in a tight finish.

No. 1 battled No. 2 Sunday in a duel that came down to the final hole with the tournament and the top ranking teetering in the balance.

How long have the men waited for that dream scenario?

In the end Sunday for the women, No. 2 Ai Miyazato outplayed No. 1 Cristie Kerr at Pumpkin Ridge’s Ghost Creek Course in North Plains, Ore., which means the women will have a change atop the world rankings for the third time in three weeks and the seventh time in the last 17 weeks.

Miyazato’s wire-to-wire victory, her tour-leading fifth of the season, will vault her to the No. 1 ranking for the third time this season. She lasted just a week atop the ranking in her previous moves to the top but looks determined to stay there longer this time.

But on this tour, at this time, there’s no telling who’s going to make the next move. The top four players in the world ranking Sunday all finished among the top six at the Safeway Classic. No. 3 Jiyai Shin finished T-6 and No. 4 Suzann Pettersen T-4.