On the team: Ranking Move Name Points 1 Same Jin Young Ko 9.08 2 Same Inbee Park 8.66 4 (-1) Sei Young Kim 7.55 8 (+1) Hyo Joo Kim 5.47
On the Bubble 16 Same So Yeon Ryu 4.08 19 (+3) Min Ji Park 3.99 20 Same Ha Na Jang 3.89
Still in the Hunt 23 Same Jeongeun Lee6 3.54 27 Same Hae Ran Ryu 3.35 32 Same Sung Hyun Park 2.96 35 (-1) Mirim Lee 2.85 36 (-1) A Lim Kim 2.83 38 Same Hye Jin Choi 2.81 39 (-2) MJ Hur 2.78 40 (+6) Jiyai Shin 2.64
In Gee jumped 13 to 49, her best ranking of the year!
After the KPMG. The teams are set! There was really no doubt about it after the US Women's Open, but Hyo Joo Kim solidified her spot with a top five at the KPMG.
Tip of the cap to Jin Young Ko, who fell out of the #1 spot after around two years at the top. During that span, she became the Sister who spent the most total weeks at the top in history. Hope she can get back to the top soon!
On the team: Ranking Move Name Points 2 (-1) Jin Young Ko 8.79 3 (-1) Inbee Park 8.44 4 Same Sei Young Kim 7.51 6 (+2) Hyo Joo Kim 6.09
Better luck next time! 16 Same So Yeon Ryu 4.10 18 (+1) Min Ji Park 4.03 20 Same Ha Na Jang 3.87 25 (-2) Jeongeun Lee6 3.50 28 (-1) Hae Ran Ryu 3.25 33 (-1) Sung Hyun Park 2.88 36 (-1) Mirim Lee 2.81 37 (-1) A Lim Kim 2.79 39 (-1) Hye Jin Choi 2.75 40 (-1) MJ Hur 2.73
In Gee moved up 1 to 48, her best ranking of the year!
I assume Castren's leap to #71 gets her into Tokyo. Her teammate will probably be Sanna Nuutinen (#238), whoever that is. It would appear that Minea Blomqivst's presence on the LPGA didn't generate much excitement for Finnish women's golf.
Did my negative vibes have a positive influence? Sanna (no wins) is tied for 1st halfway through the GreenEggs&Ham Big Green Egg Open in the Netherlands. Another Finn is T-4, three shot back. These might be warm-up acts ... until Thitikul (two shots back) crushes everyone.
Some interesting facts for the July 12th rankings:
- Hyo Joo climbed to 5th, so that means the Korean Olympic team is now ranked 2-3-4-5 (!). - Min Ji Park climbed to 14th following her 6th win of the year, so she is now the 5th ranked Korean in the world. Next after her is So Yeon, who dropped to 18th. - A Lim Kim dropped out of the top 40 (43rd) and Hye Jin Choi is hovering there (she's 39th now).