Sörenstam tops list, Creamer 8.89 points behind
|Annika Sörenstam – Official World No.1|
“Rolex is delighted to become the founding sponsor of the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings,” said Jean-Noel Bioul, co-director of sponsorship at Rolex S.A. “The Rolex commitment to golf is substantial and widespread and the addition of the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings is confirmation of the company’s support for the women’s game worldwide.
“The Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings create the opportunity to bring all the women’s golf around the world together as one family. Golf and Rolex are perfect partners.”
The five major golf tours and the LGU developed the Rolex Rankings and the protocol that governs the rankings, while R2IT, an independent software development company was retained to develop the software for the Rolex Rankings and will continue to maintain the rankings on a weekly basis. The Rolex Rankings will be updated and released every Tuesday following the completion of the previous week’s tournaments around the world.
Sweden’s Annika Sörenstam, who has 21 worldwide wins in the last two years, is ranked first on the inaugural Rolex Rankings with 18.43 points, while Paula Creamer, of the United States, is second with 9.54 points. Michelle Wie (USA) is third, while Yuri Fudoh (Japan) and Cristie Kerr (USA) round out the top five, respectively.
“We are delighted to announce Rolex’s sponsorship of the Rolex Rankings in co-operation with the ALPG, JLPGA, KLPGA, LPGA and LGU,” said Alexandra Armas, executive director of the Ladies European Tour. “Rolex has long been a dedicated supporter of our sport and we are thrilled that they are extending their commitment to women’s golf.