Rolex Player of the Year/Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year standings

Rookie Jiyai Shin leads both the 2009 Rolex Player of the Year and Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year standings. Shifts are sure to be made when the LPGA Tour returns to competition at the Hana Bank • KOLON Championship Oct. 30-Nov. 1, at Sky 72 Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea. Both awards will officially conclude at the season-ending LPGA Tour Championship Presented by Rolex, Nov. 19-22 at The Houstonian Golf & Country Club in Richmond, Texas, near Houston.

The Rolex Player of the Year and Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year are both based on points systems, which awards players points based on how they finish in each official LPGA event. All points are doubled at the four major championships - Kraft Nabisco Championship, McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola, U.S. Women's Open, RICOH Women's British Open.

Rolex Player of the Year point system is based on top-10 finishes: 1st place-30 points; 2nd-12; 3rd-nine; 4th-seven; 5th-six; 6th-five; 7th-four; 8th-three; 9th-two; 10th-one.

Top-10 Rolex Player of the Year standings (as of 10/4/09)

Place Name Points
1 Jiyai Shin 136
2 Lorena Ochoa 131
3 Cristie Kerr 118
4 Ai Miyazato 111
5 Suzann Pettersen 110
6 Angela Stanford 103
7 Yani Tseng 92
8 Paula Creamer 85
9 In-Kyung Kim 83
10 Karrie Webb 80

The Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year point system rewards points to rookies based on their finish after making the cut. Points range from 150 for a win and five points for positions 41st through each player making the cut.

Top-10 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year standings (as of 10/4/09)

Place Name Points
1 Jiyai Shin 1,344
2 Michelle Wie 764
3 Anna Nordqvist 663
4 Vicky Hurst 435
5 Mika Miyazato 405
6 Stacy Lewis 376
7 M.J. Hur 332
8 Mindy Kim 178
9 Haeji Kang 136
10 Shiho Oyama 114

Topics: Shin, Jiyai

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