Mo Martin became a Rolex first-time winner and had the Rolex Rankings Move of the Week moving up 73 spots to No. 26 with her win at the 2014 RICOH Women's British Open.
Martin had yet to record an eagle on the LPGA Tour this season. The diminutive 5-foot-2 golfer isn’t known for her length but instead for her accuracy.
Yet on the 72nd hole of one of golf’s biggest stages, the girl known as “Mighty Mo” delivered a shot for the ages that resulted in an eagle and made her a major champion.
On the par-5 18th at Royal Birkdale, Martin hit a three-wood that struck the pin. It left her with a six-foot putt for eagle and put Martin in the clubhouse at 1-under-par. With three of the best players in the game still on the course with a few holes remaining, Martin had to sit and wait for an hour before learning that she was the 2014 RICOH Women’s British Open champion.
“It’s still soaking in, along with the champagne on my jacket,” said Martin, who was doused by many of her fellow LPGA players after her win. “This is just unbelievable. It’s literally a dream come true.”
Other Notable Moves:
- Marina Alex moved up 158 spots to No. 198 with her strong play and tie for ninth at the 2014 RICOH Women’s British Open.
- Shanshan Feng moved up one spot coming in at No. 8 with her tie for second at the 2014 RICOH Women’s British Open.