Biggest movers: Shin on the rise after maiden win


Each week, takes a look at the players who made moves up - and down - the various ranking systems in the world of golf.

Here's a look at this week's Biggest Movers, as Jenny Shin and Haotong Li both benefit from breakthrough victories:

  • Shin rallied with a closing 67 to win the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout by two shots. She jumped 14 spots to No. 24 in the latest Rolex Rankings, one spot behind last week's winner, Haru Nomura.
  • A T-2 finish in Texas helped Amy Yang overtake Ha Na Jang at No. 8 in the Rolex Rankings. That means she is currently in possession of the fourth and final Olympic qualifying spot for South Korea, behind No. 2 Inbee Park, No. 6 Sei Young Kim and No. 7 In Gee Chun.
  • Gerina Piller didn't get the win she was hoping for, but a T-2 finish moved her up three spots to No. 17 in the world. Along with No. 16 Cristie Kerr, she is on the verge of the top 15 - which would give the U.S. an additional Olympic spot in August.
  • Li earned his first European Tour win at the Volvo China Open, a title that will move him past Ashun Wu and W.C. Liang for the No. 1 spot in the latest Olympic rankings for China.
  • Felipe Aguilar finished second behind Li in China, but the runner-up finish is still enough to move the Chilean into the latest projected field of 60 participants for the Olympics.
  • K.T. Kim won The Crowns on the Japan Golf Tour, his second victory in the last three starts. With the win, Kim is expected to move inside the OWGR top 50 and earn a spot in The Players Championship in the process.