K-Ranking system marks the ranking of the female golfers playing in KLPGA tours.
K-ranking is determined by the results of KLPGA tour, Dream tour and Jump tour, excluding event other than tours.
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.)
K-ranking was mentioned on May 28, 2019 for the 41th anniversary of KLPGA.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
K-Ranking is announced on every Monday.