Georgia Hall was inspired seeing fellow Brit Justin Rose rise to world No. 1 in men’s golf on Monday.
Hall will tee it up at the Evian Championship this week No. 8 in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings. After winning the Ricoh Women’s British Open last month, she became the first English woman to crack the top 10 in the world rankings.
“I congratulated Justin this morning,” Hall said on Tuesday. “I think it’s incredible. He’s a great role model to look up to in England.”
Hall finds herself motivated by Rose’s ascendance.
“I said this morning it would be amazing if England men's and women's were, like, world No. 1,” Hall said. “I think that would be incredible.”
Hall, 23, tied for 10th in her first start at Evian a year ago. She could rise as high as world No. 3 with a victory this week. She’s thinking more about the world rankings since winning her first major.
“Since I turned pro four years ago, I didn't really look at that as the ultimate goal, but I had little goals to kind of accomplish before that,” she said. “Obviously, now I'm eighth and it's definitely the kind of main goal in any mind. Winning this week, or winning LPGA events, is only got to get me closer. I look forward to the steps before that, and if I do them, then I should get there.”
Hall followed up her victory at Royal Lytham tying for 28th last month at the CP Women’s Open and then finishing second two weeks ago at the Cambia Portland Classic.