Brooke Henderson made the Rolex Rankings Move of the Week by battling through the elements in New Zealand to earn her fifth career LPGA title at the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open. She climbed two spots from No. 12 to No. 10. This win was her second in 2017 making her the only player with multiple victories in both 2016 and 2017.
Henderson is no stranger to being ranked among the top 10 in the world having spent 51 consecutive weeks in the top 10 from March 14, 2016 through February 27, 2017. She has been in and around the top 10 since February this year. The highest ranking for Henderson was No. 2 after winning the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship; a ranking she held for seven consecutive weeks.
This week, Lydia Ko has been ranked in the top 10 for 215 consecutive weeks. Ko first entered the top 10 with her win at the 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open. During this time, Ko was ranked No. 1 for a total of 104 weeks.
With her win at the inaugural MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open, Brooke Henderson moved inside the top five in the season-long Race to the CME Globe, moving up three positions to No. 4. Lexi Thompson continues to lead the Race with 3,221 points with So Yeon Ryu and Sung Hyun Park close behind.
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 and with a win in Naples they will also win the $1 million CME Globe. Only the top twelve players in the Race to the CME Globe have a mathematical chance at winning the title and the one million dollar prize at the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.
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 second in the Race to the CME Globe Standings.
- Lexi Thompson leads the Tour in scoring average at 69.015, slightly ahead of Sung Hyun Park for the season ending Vare Trophy.
- Sung Hyun Park holds a commanding lead over Angel Yin in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year race.