Nelly Korda had the Rolex Rankings Move of the Week moving up 89 spots to No. 249 with her rookie debut at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. Korda posted a 10-under, 63 on Saturday and closed with a 67 to finish in a tie for fifth in her first event as a rookie.
The LPGA rookie was excited to be making her debut on the LPGA Tour in the Bahamas.
“Really excited,” Korda said. “I’m so happy to be out here. It’s been my dream. I was definitely nervous my first day and my first nine holes, and I’m glad I kinda got those nerves out of the way, and now I can play some golf. “
Other Notable Standings for 2017:
With just seven months until the 2017 Solheim Cup returns to U.S. soil at Des Moines Golf & Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa on August 18-20, the battle for a spot on the teams will intensify as we start the 2017 Season.
Members of Team USA are decided by the top-8 U.S. Solheim Cup points earners, two players from the Rolex Rankings not already qualified by points, and two captains picks. Members of Team Europe are decided by the top-4 European Solheim Cup points earners, four players from the Rolex Rankings not already qualified by points, and four captains picks. Solheim Cup points will double for each of the majors in a Solheim Cup year. The increased points mean players have the opportunity to make big moves with strong finishes.
Brittany Lincicome takes the early lead in the Race to the CME Globe standings with her win at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. Rounding out the top-5 are in (2) Lexi Thompson, (3) Stacy Lewis, (4) Gerina Piller, and tied at No. 5 Pornanong Phatlum and Nelly Korda.
Heading into the fourth year of the Race to CME Globe, LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan announced some exciting changes to the 2017 Race to the CME Globe. What you’ll see this year, the reset points for the Race to the CME Globe will be modified slightly. As a result of these modifications:
- The Top Five (5) Finishers entering Naples will control their destiny at the CME Group Tour Championship - meaning if they win in Naples, they will also win the $1M CME Globe.
- The top twelve (12) finishers entering Naples will have a mathematical chance to win the $1M CME Globe.
- Please note that previously, the Top 3 controlled their destiny and Top 9 had a mathematical chance.