Webb was No 1 before the Rolex rankings said so


RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Karrie Webb was No. 1 in the women’s game before it was official.

She enjoyed a run as the game’s most dominant player before the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings were invented in 2006.

In 1999 through 2001, she won 13 times, including five major championships.

With back-to-back titles already this year, Webb, 36, has moved up to No. 8 in the Rolex rankings. She was asked Tuesday at the Kraft Nabisco if she’s eyeing an official run as No. 1.

“Early on in my career, it was something I worked up to, sort of like that was my goal,” said Webb, a Hall of Famer with 38 LPGA titles, including two Kraft Nabisco Championships. “Now, I just want to be the best I can be. I know how good I can be. It’s just a matter of . . . like in the two times I won this year, getting out of my own way and letting it happen.

“I’m not trying to overcrowd my thoughts with those sort of goals that really are only achievable if you play well this week and the next week and the week after.”