KLPGA CHAMPION

RANK 1 Choi Hye Jin

41 WEEKS 2019

ABOUT K-RANKING

1. What is K-Ranking system?

K-Ranking system marks the ranking of the female golfers playing in KLPGA tours.


2.What are the object tours of K-ranking?

K-ranking is determined by the results of KLPGA tour, Dream tour and Jump tour, excluding event other than tours.


3. What are the qualifications for entry into K-ranking?

All the professional and amateur players who have participated in KLPGA tours (KLPGA tour, Dream tour and Jump tour) are qualified for entry into K-ranking. (However, a player who does not acquire the ranking points in the tour cannot be listed in the ranking.)


4. When did K-ranking begin?

K-ranking was mentioned on May 28, 2019 for the 41th anniversary of KLPGA.


5. How are the K-ranking points calculated?

K-Rankings value SOF depends on the rankings of the previous week. Points are awarded according to the SOF after a tournament. The points will be added to the points that players already have. A player is then ranked according to her average points per tournament, as determined by dividing her total number of points by the number of eligible tournaments played. Some conditions will be applied for the ranking:

  • A player’s performance of the most recent 13 weeks are applied 100%. Points are reduced in 91 equal decrements following week 13 for the remaining 91 weeks of the 104 weeks period.
  • Rankings are determined by dividing her total number of points by the number of tournaments played. K-rankings decided minimum divisor, 35.

6. How is the SOF decided?

The SOF is a parameter for deciding how competitive a tournament is. SOF of a tournament will be higher if the number of highly ranked players participated more than others, it will be lower if less number of highly ranked players participated. The ranking points players will be able to get from a tournament depend upon SOF. The SOF consists of participating player rating and tour rating. Major tournaments will get the maximum SOF.


7. How is the rating of a participating player calculated?

Participating player rating is a distribution table for valuing SOF of each tournament. We will distribute the points mentioned according to the following table to the players play in a tournament depending on the previous week's ranking until 350th ranking.

Rating of participating players
K-RankingRating
145
237
332
427
524
621
720
819
918
1017
1116
1215
1314
1413
1512
16-3011
31-3410
35-389
39-438
44-507
51-556
56-605
61-704
71-803
81-1002
101-2001
201-3500.5
TOTAL1000

8. How is the Tour Rating calculated?

Only participating players’ rating has a limitation for applying balance among the tours, then we use tour rating. The tour rating is decided according to the ranking in prize money won in KLPGA tour, Dream tour and Jump tour in the previous year. The points are distributed to the players included in the TOP 30 in the ranking of prize money of each tour in the previous year.
The highest points of Tour Rating are 75 points and cannot exceed 75% of the rating value of the participating players.

Tour ratingTotal points
18
27
36
45
54
6-153
16-301
TOTAL75

9. Do all the players who pass the preliminary round get the ranking points?

No, the number of players who will be able to receive rankings points each week and the ranking points they get is dependent upon the SOF. So there could be players who will not get the ranking points even though they make the cut.


10. Do the players receive the points after the announcement of the final ranking of the tour?

Yes, they receive the points according to the final ranking. If there are ties, all the points of the players in the tie ranking are added and divided by the number of players to be given the average points.


11. What is the criteria for recognition of participation in a tour?

The player shall hit at least one shot in KLPGA tours (KLPGA tour, Dream tour and Jump tour) in order to be recognized for participation in a tour recognized by K-Ranking. The number of participation in a tour shall be recognized if the player withdraws from the tour or is disqualified for the tour. However, the player cannot be given K-Ranking points.


12. Is a player listed in K-Ranking deleted from the list if he/she has not participated in a tour recognized by K-Ranking for the past 2 years (104 weeks)?

Yes. It is necessary for a player to participate at least once in KLPGA tours (KLPGA tour, Dream tour and Jump tour) for the past 2 years (104 weeks).


13. How often is K-Ranking updated?

K-Ranking is announced on every Monday.