Rookie Jiyai Shin currently leads the 2009 Rolex Player of the Year standings by just 10 points with three events remaining on Tour this season. Shin, who has locked up the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award, has a chance to become the first player since Nancy Lopez in 1978 to win both the Rookie and Player of the Year awards. 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 is based on a points system 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 11/1/09)
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