2 Jul 2014

Ko back to world no. 2

11:36 am on 2 July 2014

The teenage New Zealand golf star Lydia Ko has climbed one place in golf's world rankings back to her career-high number two position.

Ko is also up to third place on the LPGA Tour money list after a storming finish into a share of second place on Monday at the Arkansas Championship.

The 17-year-old has season earnings of $946,000, but she's more than a million dollars behind the Arkansas winner, the American star Stacey Lewis.

Ko now has a week off before next week's British Open, won last year by Lewis.