Golf Digest WomanJune 27, 2010

Ai Miyazato won't give up without a fight

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Let's all hand it to Ai Miyazato: she knows it's the longest of long shots, but she's doing her darndest to hang on to the No. 1 spot in the Rolex World Rankings. Going into the final round in a tie for 24th place, 14 strokes behind leader Cristie Kerr and six strokes behind the three players in second place, Miyazato knew that if Kerr won, the only way she'd hold on to her rankings crown was to finish alone in second. Fifteen holes into her final round, Miyazato has climbed 20 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for third at -5 after rolling in six birdies and remaining bogey free.

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*There is now only one player and two strokes between Miyazato and that coveted solo second place (Song Hee Kim is currently at -6). Could Miyazato pull this off? If so, it would have to be considered one of the greatest comebacks in LPGA Tour history.

*--Stina Sternberg **