Here is a quick look a the top 10 in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings this Monday morning after last week’s Kraft Nabsico Championship:
1. Stacy Lewis. Despite never being in the mix at the top of the board this week, Lewis holds onto the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row — barely.
2. Inbee Park. Park’s win moved her up to spot and puts her just fractionally behind Lewis. It is so close that Lewis could easily lose the top spot in the rankings event if Park doesn’t win the next event or two.
3. Yani Tseng. A month ago, she was No. 1 in the world. Now she has slipped to third. Like Lewis, she was never at the top off the board last week. She’s a better golfer than she is showing right now.
4. Na Yeon Choi. After being a co-leader on the first day of the Kraft, Choi slipped down the board and finished tied for 32nd, so she slips from third to fourth because of Park’s big week.
5. So Yeon Ryu. Ryu’s big day Sunday, a tournament-week best 65, pushed her to second place and allowed her to jump five spots in the rankings.Is she a future No. 1?
6. Suzann Pettersen. A tie for third this week was another great performance that came up just a bit short for Pettersen in the Kraft. She already has three runner-up finishes in the event. She moves up two spots this week.
7. Jiyai Shin. Consistent and always seemingly capable of winning a tournament, Shin tied for seventh in the Kraft at 5-under. And she remained seventh in the world rankings.
8. Shashan Feng: Feng opened the Kraft with a 78 and never really recovered, although she did make the cut and finish tied for 25th. That was still enough to drop her three spots as Ryu, Pettersen and Shin passed her in the rankings.
9. Ai Miyazato. Another solid player who was never really heard from at the Kraft last week, Miyazato also dropped three spots in the ranking. Weekend socres of 75 and 76 didn’t help.
10. Paula Creamer. Tied tied for 13th last week, which also happened to tie for low American with Jennifer Johnson. She stayed in the 10th spot from the previous week.
Other notable moves: The biggest move in the top 50 came from Caroline Hedwall, whose tie for third moved her up 11 spots to 28th. . . . Two players dropped four spots in the top 50, Sandra Gal down to 42nd and Ji-Hee Lee down to 32 . . . Lizette Salas, who had a chance to win the tournament at the start of Sunday, dropped to a tie for 25th with a final-round 79. But she did move up three spots in the rankings to 37th . . . 2012 Kraft winner Sun Younhg Yoo dropped three spots after missing the cut this week and is now 27th.