Musical chairs Could be the new theme for mens and womens world rankings


Will the men’s game look like the top of the women’s these next few months?

A game of musical chairs?

Because the women also have a new No. 1 this week. Actually, it’s an old/new No. 1.

Jiyai Shin moved back up to No. 1 today in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, replacing Cristie Kerr, who just replaced Ai Miyazato. The women’s game has seen three different players atop the Rolex rankings over the last three weeks.

Since Lorena Ochoa stepped away from the game in late April, Shin, Miyazato and Kerr have taken turns atop the rankings. This is the 11th week Shin’s been No. 1. Miyazato’s also been atop the rankings for 11 weeks this year and Kerr for five weeks.

Shin and Miyazato are both in this week’s Mizuno Classic LPGA event in Japan, but Kerr’s taking the week off. Na Yeon Choi also is in the field after moving up to No. 5 in the Rolex rankings with her victory last week at the Hana Bank Championship. She is a serious new contender for a world No. 1 ranking.