The Rolex Move of the Week belongs to Na On Min who leapt 57 spots to No. 138. Min carded rounds of 70-69-64-68 to finish in a tie for eighth at the LPGA State Farm Classic. The T8 was Min's best finish of the 2010 season. Also making a nice move up the rankings and finishing alongside Min was Katie Futcher. Futcher jumped 22 places to No. 109, thanks to her best LPGA finish since 2006.
Shanshan Feng improved 14 places in the rankings to No. 64. Feng tied for fourth and earned her second top-ten of the season. Canada's Alena Sharp also made a substantial move. After finishing T14, she sits at No. 122, a 22-place improvement.
LPGA rookies Amanda Blumenherst, Azahara Munoz and Glwadys Nocera continue to improve their positions. Blumenherst, who currently leads the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year race, moved up two spots to No. 80. Munoz received a five place bump to No. 83, while Nocera reaped the benefits of a T6 finish, moving up 14 spots to No. 102.
Two pair of players within the Rolex Rankings top-ten traded places this week. After winning the LPGA State Farm Classic, Cristie Kerr took the No. 4 spot from Yani Tseng who finished tied for eleventh and now sits in No. 5. Na Yeon Choi grabbed the No. 9 spot from Angela Stanford. Choi finished T2, while Stanford finished T23. Stanford is No. 10.
Slipping in the rankings this week are Christina Kim, down seven to No. 72 and Pat Hurst, down six to No. 70.
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.