The women's golf rankings are dominated by South Korean. Starting with No. 1-ranked Inbee Park, there are five South Koreans in the Top 10.
That includes Jiyai Shin and I.K. Kim, who trade places in the rankings this week -- Shin moves to ninth and Kim slips to 10th -- in the only change in the Top 10. They are both narrowly behind eighth-ranked Catriona Matthew.
The Solheim Cup takes place this year in Parker, Colo. The United States has won eight of the previous 12 competitions and has never lost on a U.S. course. The Europeans, however, won in 2011 by a score of 15-13.
The Europeans will be led by Norway's Suzann Pettersen, who is third in the world rankings, and Matthew. The team captain is Liselotte Neumann.
The Solheim Cup uses a format similar to the men's Ryder Cup with a total of 28 matches. They play with eight foursomes and eight four-ball matches on the first two days and 12 singles matches on the final day. The challenging team needs a majority of the points -- 14 1/2 -- to win the cup.
The women's world golf rankings, listing player's name, home country and ranking points:
1. Inbee Park, South Korea, 12.77
2. Stacy Lewis, United States, 9.61
3. Suzann Pettersen, Norway, 8.15
4. Cho Ne-yeon, South Korea, 7.81
5. Ryu So-yeon, South Korea, 7.07
6. Karrie Webb, Australia, 6.13
7. Feng Shanshan, China, 5.99
8. Catriona Matthew, Scotland, 5.53
9. Jiyai Shin, South Korea, 5.52
10. I.K. Kim, South Korea, 5.50
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