Lydia Ko drops to world number seven as slump continues

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko's slide down the world rankings has continued, with the former number one dropping a further two places to seventh.

Having failed to make the cut at the Women's Canadian Open, Ko's run of tournaments without a top 10 finish has stretched to 10, having not claimed a first-placed finish in over 12 months.

So Yeon Ryu of South Korea holds tops the world rankings, with America's Lexi Thompson in second position, while Ryu's compatriot Sung Hyun Park is third.

Ko had previously held the number one ranking for an astonishing 84 weeks, before her title drought saw her fail to grab silverware since the Marathon Classic last July.

BEDMINSTER, NJ - JULY 15:  Lydia Ko of New Zealand shoots from the 18th fairway during the US Women's Open round three at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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