The top-20 positions of the Rolex Rankings saw some shuffling going on following the J Golf Phoenix LPGA International Presented by Mirassou Winery last week. The highest-ranking move was South Korean rookie and last week's runner-up Jiyai Shin moving up one position into third, pushing American Paula Creamer to fourth. Karrie Webb, a 36-time LPGA Tour winner - most recently at Papago Golf Course last week, is the eighth-ranked player in the world, while South Korean Eun-Hee Ji took the 11th position away from Webb's compatriot Katherine Hull, who is now the 12th-ranked player in the world. The 2007 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year Angela Park is now the 15th-best player in the world, just ahead of Maria Hjorth and 2008 Wegmans LPGA champion In-Kyung Kim had the largest move going up five spots to break into the Rolex Rankings' top-20 at 19th.
The Rolex Rankings 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 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.
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