In Gee Chun made the Rolex Rankings Move of the Week with her third-place finish at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship. She climbed three spots from No. 7 to No. 4, her highest ranking since May of this year.
In July 2015, Chun climbed into the top-10 in the world rankings for the first time following her victory at the U.S. Women’s Open and remained in the top-10 for 118 weeks. With her second major victory at the 2016 Evian Championship, Chun climbed to No. 3 in the world, her highest career ranking, which she held for a total of 24 weeks.
This week, So Yeon Ryu enters her 17th consecutive week atop the Rolex Rankings in which she holds narrow lead over Sung Hyun Park for World No. 1. Ryu reached the No. 1 spot following her victory at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G.
With her runner-up finish at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship, Sung Hyun Park climbed one spot to No. 2 in the Race to the CME Globe points standing. She sits just 347 points behind front runner Lexi Thompson, who leads with 3,266 points.
Only five events remain in the 2017 season and with that comes an opportunity for players to earn points in the Race to CME Globe standings. A strong finish this week could make a difference in earning a trip to Naples, Fla. and a chance to take home the $1 million bonus. Only the top twelve players in the Race to the CME Globe have a mathematical chance at winning the title at the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.
Brooke Henderson (4), In Gee Chun (5), Ariya Jutanugarn (6) Moriya Jutanugarn (7), Stacy Lewis (8), In-Kyung Kim (9), Anna Nordqvist (10), Cristie Kerr (11), and Sei Young Kim (12) round out the top-12.
In 2017, the reset points for the Race to the CME Globe have been modified with the top five finishers entering Naples in control of their destiny at the CME Group Tour Championship. With a win in Naples they will also win the season-long Race to the CME Globe.
Notable Standings Updates
- World No. 1, So Yeon Ryu leads Lexi Thompson and Sung Hyun Park in the Rolex Player of the Year standings and sits third in the Race to the CME Globe Standings.
- Sung Hyun Park leads the Tour in scoring average at 69.014, slightly ahead of Lexi Thompson for the season-ending Vare Trophy. Park also holds a commanding lead over Angel Yin in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year standings.