"It could be a little bit of a distraction, but I kind of welcome everything because people want me to do well", said Kim, from South Korea.
Reaching the top of the rankings, which evaluate a player's performance over a rolling two-year period, was reward for Ariya's consistency and an outstanding 2016, when she was named LPGA Player of the Year. The four members of the LPGA Hall of Fame who are in the field this week all advanced to Sunday play: Karrie Webb (68-138), Inbee Park (70-138), Laura Davies (71-140) and Juli Inkster (73-144).
Kim becomes the seventh different South Korean victor on the tour this year in 13 starts.
The last time Ryu did not complete a tournament was the 2014 Evian Masters, where she was disqualified after the first round.
She closed out her round with back-to-back birdies and said she's feeling "even stronger" after a winter spent rehabbing injuries suffered in a freak fall down some stairs.
"As I look back on life, this is a moment I'll always cherish and be glad I was present", Mickelson told the Times.
"Just having the honour to back-to-back defend is quite incredible", the 29-year-old Swede said. I was hoping I would play better, but I couldn't. I really didn't expect it right away, but I knew my game was better than previous year.
Kim fired a two-under 69 in the final round for a three-round total of 11-under 202 in her first victory of 2017.
Kim, 28, is perhaps best known for missing a putt from barely one foot that would have won her a major in 2012 at the tournament now named the ANA Inspiration.
Wie made five birdies on her first nine holes and admitted this finish gave her some great momentum moving forward, especially as she tries to make the Solheim Cup team. 16 and 17, but just got a little mucky.
Ko, who has held top spot for 84 weeks, is not playing in the event and was certain to relinquish her crown to either Ariya, another absentee in New Jersey, or Ryu, who had to finish at least third to displace the New Zealander.
"I just couldn't get the speed down early with my putter... definitely a lot slower today than yesterday and I just couldn't figure it out".
"I feel good. I feel prepared". "I hit a lot of good-quality shots..."
"It felt good today to go out there and crush all of it and keep building momentum", Wie said. She started on No. 10 and birdied the first three holes, then birdied four of the last six holes of the day.
Seized by the jihadists in early 2014, Raqa became notorious as a hub for IS's operations in Syria, Iraq and beyond. At this point, however, ISIS still has avenues leading out of the city, primarily toward the city of Palmyra.
It has also been my distinct pleasure to work side-by-side, day-by-day with the staff of the communications and press departments. Kelly's common-sense reply was that, "It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable.
We got to take this game and do it with efficiency, competitive defense and alertness and awareness for 48 minutes. Cleveland repeatedly attacked Curry in pick and roll situations, and he did little to discourage those attacks.
They've been through everything, including this exact scenario they find themselves in now, and come out the other end better off. No more did he worry about bringing the ball up, (then) Dellavadova did. "You remember what can be, what can happen".
Los Angeles lawyer Angela Agrusa has spent a painstaking hour going over Andrea Constand's old phone records. "I told Mr. They also indicated she called lawyers specializing in civil litigation before reporting the alleged assault to police.
Ananya was on the stage with confetti falling all around her as her parents and brother ran to embrace her in celebration. Last year, Nihar Janga of Texas and Jairam Hathwar of NY jointly won the title, as per a CNN report.
Prime Minister Theresa May had sent Gavin Williamson, her chief whip, to Belfast to lead talks with the DUP. Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce.
Phil Kessel, Penguins - Kessel returned to form with a goal and two assists. "I have a better arm than that anyway", Crosby said. He wasn't available at the start of the playoffs due to an injury, but once he made it onto the ice, he was flying and physical.
And on any given day, around 660,000 people are on their cellphones or other electronic devices while driving. At WWDC, Apple upgraded their iMac lineup starting with what the company calls the "best Mac display ever".
Within minutes, the attackers are shot dead and another police auto arrives as people are seen running for their lives. Scotland Yard said the 29-year-old man was arrested after police stormed a home in Newham just after 1.15am.