Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Webb Climbs up to Eighth in the World, Kerr Is Third

The results of the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup over the weekend led to some shuffling of the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

Yani Tseng and Jiyai Shin are still one-two on the points list. Tseng’s points-per-event average stands at 11.23, while Shin is a distant second at 9.46. Meanwhile, several other players have repositioned themselves behind them.

Cristie Kerr’s solo fourth-place finish in Phoenix boosted her into third place in the rankings, moving her past Na Yeon Choi and Suzann Pettersen. Ai Miyazato, who didn’t play this past week, remains sixth, followed by I.K. Kim. Karrie Webb’s second consecutive win moved her up two spots into eighth place while Brittany Lincicome, who finished one shot behind Webb on Sunday, shot up five places to 18th. Paula Creamer, who shared second place with Lincicome, jumped three spots into ninth place, while Inbee Park completes the top 10. Michelle Wie fell three spots to 11th place.

The Rolex Rankings are based on player performance over a two-year period. Players from all of the world’s major women’s tours are ranked according to their own efforts and the strength of the field in each tournament. Places in some tournament fields are allocated based on the rankings.

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