Rolex Rankings move of the week: Hjorth, Tseng move up

Maria Hjorth broke into the top 30 on the Rolex Rankings with her tie for second at the Hana Bank • KOLON Championship 2009. Hjorth, who became a mother for the first time this year, is now 28th in the world. Yani Tseng also jumped two spots to fourth with her tie for second last week.

The Rolex Rankings (www.rolexrankings.com) are sanctioned by the five major women's professional golf tours: the LPGA; Ladies European Tour (LET); Ladies Professional Golfers' Association of Japan (LPGA of Japan); Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA); Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG); as well as the Ladies Golf Union (LGU), which administers the RICOH Women's British Open.

The Rolex Ranking Board and Technical committee recently agreed on several modifications to the Strength of Field calculations which include: an increase in the World Points factor from 200 to 400; a minimum value of 100 for Strength of Field for all Tours, except the Duramed FUTURES Tour; and the implementation of a true Strength of Field calculation for Duramed FUTURES Tour events, rather than the fixed points ratio of the past.

The Rolex Rankings are the only women's world rankings that incorporate player performances from the five major tours and the Duramed FUTURES Tour, the official developmental tour of the LPGA.

Topics: Rolex Rankings, McBride, Maria, Tseng, Yani

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