With the golf season now in full swing, it feels like a good time to take a look at the women’s golf rankings.

Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings

The official women’s golf ranking system is the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. The globally recognised system considers players’ performances across various tours, including the LPGA, LET, JLPGA, KLPGA, and others. Established in 2006, it provides a unified platform to evaluate talent.

How are the women’s golf rankings calculated?

According to the Rolex Rankings system:

“Points are awarded to players based on an accumulated 104-week “rolling” period, with the points awarded in the most recent 13-week period carrying a stronger value.

A player is then ranked according to her average points per tournament, as determined by dividing her total number of points by the number of eligible tournaments played during the 104-week period. A minimum divisor (35) is also used.”

Who’s at the top of the women’s golf rankings?

So far, the women’s golf rankings feature a blend of seasoned veterans and rising stars. Nelly Korda continues to dominate the top spot as World Number One. Lilia Vu, Jin Young Ko, Ruoning Yin and Amy Yang follow her consecutively in spots two to five.

Other players like Celine Boutier (currently ranked 6th), Charley Hull (currently ranked 8th) and Lydia Ko (currently ranked 17th) consistently feature in the top 20.

The diversity in the top ranks, with players from the US, South Korea, Europe and other parts of the globe, underscores the international appeal and competitive nature of women's golf. The rankings reflect a sport that is truly global, with talent emerging from all corners of the world.

Players to watch

There’s plenty of young talent ready to rise through the women’s golf rankings. Here are just a few who are challenging the established stars and bringing fresh energy to the game:

  • After setting a new scoring record and finishing runner-up at the Mizuho Americas Open, Hannah Green has already claimed two LPGA victories this season.
  • Gabriela Ruffels continues to lead the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award point standings. And she narrowly missed out on her first LPGA win earlier in the year.
  • England’s Bronte Law currently tops the Ladies European Tour rankings. After a tricky year last year, she is definitely one to watch. She’s closely followed by Germany’s Alexandra Forsterling who has already claimed two tour wins in 2024.

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