Park In-bee's No. 1 Spot at Risk as She Skips Tournament

Park In-bee is on the brink of losing the world No. 1 spot that she has maintained for 57 straight weeks.

After moving into her new home in Las Vegas, Park skipped the LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Virginia this week as she wanted to have a break for a few more days.

From left, Park In-bee, Stacy Lewis and Lydia Ko From left, Park In-bee, Stacy Lewis and Lydia Ko

There are four competitions lined up in the coming four weeks and majors such as the U.S. Women's Open, Women's British Open and International Crown will be held in June and July.

At present, Park retains the top spot with 9.98 points, just 0.35 points ahead of Stacy Lewis of the U.S. (9.63 points). Lydia Ko of New Zealand is third with 9.20 points.

If Lewis wins this week's tournament she will rise to the top spot. Lydia Ko also has a chance of becoming the world No. 1 at the age of 17 if she clinches the title.

englishnews@chosun.com / May 16, 2014 10:46 KST