Pak Soars in Ranking Wie Returns to No 2


Thanks to a remarkable approach shot and birdie on the first playoff at the McDonald's LPGA Championship, Se Ri Pak returned to the winner's circle for the first time in two years and that helped her soar 91 places to No. 19 in the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings.
Annika Sorenstam made a run at winning her fourth straight LPGA Championship, but came up three strokes short. However, she remains the clear-cut No. 1 player in the world.
Michelle Wie returned to the rankings as her tie for fifth behind Pak gave her the 15 events necessary to be ranked. Wie's return to the rankings meant Lorena Ochoa dipped a spot to third.
Kraft Nabisco winner Karrie Webb remained fourth this week. Paula Creamer dropped two places to No. 5, while Cristie Kerr, Yuri Fudoh and Juli Inkster each slipped a notch from last week.
Ai Miyazato shared third place behind Pak and that helped her inch up one place to ninth. Morgan Pressel and Hee-Won Han both fell two places to 10 and 11, respectively. Reigning Women's British Open champion Jeong Jang was down a spot to 12th this week.
Mi Hyun Kim ended alongside Miyazato at Bulle Rock and also was up one to 13. Shiho Ohyama and Natalie Gulbis both slid two positions to 14 and 15.
Seon-Hwa Lee, Brittany Lang and Ji-Hee Lee were all down one this week, while Pak was up to 19th. Pat Hurst fell a pair of places to No. 20. Jee Young Lee and Sakura Yokomine both fell out of the top-20.
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