Thompson cracks top 10 in Rolex women's rankings


Lexi Thompson moved into the top 10 of the Rolex Women’s World Rankings for the first time with Monday’s release of the newest rankings.

Thompson, 18, moved up four spots to No. 10 with her victory Sunday at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, jumping over Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer to become the second highest ranked American in the world behind Stacy Lewis, who remains No. 3. It was Thompson's second LPGA victory in six weeks.

Thompson’s move gives the Rolex rankings a real teenage twist at the top, with two teens now among the top 10 in the world. New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, 16, is ranked No. 5. Both Thompson and Ko are scheduled to play in this week’s CME Group Titleholders, the LPGA’s season-ending event.