Karrie Webb Evian Championship in France
Karrie Webb has returned to the top-five in the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings for the first time since mid-2008, moving up four places this week.
Webb, continuing her superb year in which she has twice won on the LPGA Tour (ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open and JTBC Founders Cup), last week unluckily failed in her bid to win an eighth major after a two shot swing on the final hole at the Evian Championship in France.
However, even fresh from the heartbreaking loss, Webb’s 2014 form resurgence has kept her in a positive frame of mind. “I hit shots today that I don't think I've ever been able to hit, so I'm really excited about that,” Webb said. “Obviously wasn't meant to be. I believe in fate a little bit, and I wasn't meant to win.”
Lorena Ochoa and Annika Sorenstam headed the women's rankings in July, 2008 when Webb last featured in this elite group. Other Australians Lindsey Wright, Rachel Hetherington and Katherine Hull also featured in the word’s top 100 at that time.
Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings - September 15, 2014
1 - Stacy Lewis USA
2 - Inbee Park KOR
3 - Lydia Ko NZL
4 - Suzann Pettersen NOR
5 – Karrie Webb AUS
71 Minjee Lee
90 Nikki Campbell
115 Katherine Kirk
136 Sarah Jane Smith