Rolex Rankings move of the week: Gustafson moves into top 20

Sophie Gustafson jumped 15 spots to 18th in the Rolex Rankings following her win at the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge. Gustafson finished with a tournament-record 20-under-par 268 score, and beat out the runner-up and Rolex Rankings' leader, Lorena Ochoa, by four strokes. This win was Gustafson's sixth in her 12-year LPGA Tour career.

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, Gustafson, Sophie

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