So Yeon Ryu made the Rolex Rankings Move of the Week, moving up one spot to No. 2 with her victory at the ANA Inspiration. This is the first time in Ryu’s career that she has held the No. 2 ranking in the world and has been ranked in the top 10 of the Rolex Rankings for 20 consecutive weeks, having not been ranked outside the top 13 players in the world since August 2012
Other Notable Moves
Michelle Wie finished sixth this past weekend in Rancho Mirage and jumped into the 13th position in the Solheim Cup Points Standings; moving her closer to representing the United States in Des Moines, Iowa.
The four-time member of Team U.S.A. continues to make a move with her outstanding play in 2017. With her sixth-place finish at last week’s ANA Inspiration, she leaped 30 spots in the Rolex Rankings. She’s now the 17th ranked American in the world. The team will be composed of the top-two ranked Americans not already qualified by way of the Solheim Cup point’s standings. Should Wie earn her way onto the team, by way of points or a captain’s pick, it will be her fifth Solheim Cup appearance.
Suzann Pettersen made the biggest jump in this week’s Race to the CME Globe standings moving up 45 spots to the 19th position after the first major of the season. The 15-time LPGA winner added her eighth top-10 at the ANA Inspiration to her resume with her T-3 finish in Rancho Mirage.
The Race to the CME Globe is in the fourth year, and we’ve already seen players jockey for the top spot. With her ANA Inspiration victory, So Yeon Ryu earned 625 points and moved into 1st in the Race to CME Globe with 1,425 points.
The top five finishers entering Naples control their destiny at the CME Group Tour Championship, meaning if they win in Naples, they will also win the CME Globe, but the top twelve finishers will have a mathematical chance at winning the CME Globe.
Ryu (1), Ariya Jutangarn (2), Lexi Thompson (3), Inbee Park (4), Ha Na Jang (5), Mirim Lee (6), Anna Nordqvist (7), Amy Yang (8), Brittany Lincicome (9), Stacy Lewis (10), Austin Ernst (11) and In Gee Chun (12) make up the top-12.