Inbee Park made a move in the Rolex Rankings this week moving up one spot to No. 2 with her win at the 2014 Wegmans LPGA Championship.
Park approached the 17th tee two back of the lead and needing to make noise on two of the toughest holes on the course to put pressure on Brittany Lincicome, who led by two shots. As major champions tend to do, Park came through when it mattered most, draining a birdie on the 17th hole then coming through with a crucial 15-foot par putt on the final hole to push Lincicome into a playoff at 11-under-par. Again, with the pressure on, Park headed back to the 18th tee and made a par on the toughest hole on the course to not only defend her title but win in a playoff for the second straight time at this major championship.
“I think it’s very lucky that I actually got an opportunity today, because you know, I thought I probably won’t get an opportunity with Brittany coming up the last and if she made a par I would not have gone into playoff,” Park said. “And I holed really good putts on number 17 and 18 to put me in the playoffs. So yeah, just very happy the way I played today.”
Other Notable Moves:
- Brittany Lincicome moved up 31 spots coming in at No. 30 with her outstanding play and second place finish at the Wegmans LPGA Championship.
- Azahara Munoz moved up five spots coming in at No. 16 with her tie for fourth place finish at the Wegmans LPGA Championship.
- Mirim Lee continues to move up in the Rolex Rankings with her strong play at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. Moving up six spots to No. 23.