Shin ends Kerr’s brief reign
Lee Westwood wasn’t the only new World No 1 to come out of Monday’s weekly update. There was another – Jiyai Shin.
Lee Westwood wasn’t the only new World No 1 to come out of Monday’s weekly update. Jiyai Shin did the same thing on the Women’s World Rankings list.
Unlike first-timer Westwood, though, this was Shin’s third time to make it to the top in this see-saw season for women’s professional golf.
The bespectacled little South Korean first established herself as the World No 1 on the day following Lorena Ochoa’s retirement, the Mexican having dominating women’s golf, and especially the LPGA Tour, for at least three years.
Shin has since subsequently won and lost the number one slot twice and this will the 11th week she has had it in her possession..
On this occasion Shin ousted American Cristie Kerr who only a week ago took the title from Japan’s Ai Miyazato.
Shin did it on the strength of her 4th place finish on Sunday in the LPGA Tour’s Hana Bank Championship in Korea. Kerr tied for 12th place at the same event and has dropped back into the No 2 spot on the rankings.
The top 20 on the latest Rolex Women’s Official World Rankings are
1 Jiyai Shin (Kor) 10.86
2 Cristie Kerr (USA) 10.64
3 Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 10.52
4 Ai Miyazato (Jpn) 10.50
5 Na Yeon Choi (Kor) 10.38
6 Yani Tseng (Tai) 10.14
7 Michelle Wie (USA) 7.92
8 Song-Hee Kim (Kor) 7.67
9 Paula Creamer (USA) 7.35
10 In-Kyung Kim (Kor) 7.22
11 Sun Ju Ahn (Kor) 7.15
12 Inbee Park (Kor) 6.36
13 Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 5.89
14 Sakura Yokomine (Jpn) 5.75
15 Karrie Webb (Aus) 5.68
16 Morgan Pressel (USA) 5.30
17 Mi-Jeong Jeon (Jpn) 5.18
18 Angela Stanford (USA) 4.99
19 Chie Arimura (Jpn) 4.93
20 Katherine Hull (Aus) 4.91
Laurie Canter aiming to bounce back from Italian Open disappointment in Cyprus
Canter missed out on victory last week after a closing 72 at the Italian Open.
Big hitters could have the drive to master Augusta next month
Bryson DeChambeau could be one of the players who can overpower the iconic course.
Rory McIlroy determined to boost Masters chances by cutting out mistakes
The Northern Irishman has gone six years without adding to his four major titles.
Ross McGowan ends long wait with win at Italian Open
The Englishman had just one European Tour top 10 in four seasons when he arrived at Chervo Golf Club.
Rory McIlroy acknowledges dry spell ahead of Zozo Championship
Rory McIlroy sees this weeks’ Zozo Championship as an opportunity to end his win drought and gain some confidence.
Tiger Woods feeling in form as he returns to Sherwood in build-up to Masters
The 44-year-old is happy with his game as Masters season begins in earnest.