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Rolex Rankings Movers of the Year 2018 - Part 1

Now that we have almost completed about 1/4 of the LPGA season, it's time to take a look at the players that have made the biggest leaps and taken the biggest falls in the Rolex Rankings this year.

The Rolex Rankings system awards points 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. 


I have gone back to the first Rolex Rankings of the year and compared them to the current rankings. The only requirements for my list is: (1) A player must have been ranked in the top 100 at the start of the year, or be in the top 100 now. (2) A player must have started the year 2018 with a minimum rating of 0.50 (or else this chart would be filled with unknown names.)



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Inbee Park has been the Rolex Rankings biggest gainer so far in 2018.


The Year's Biggest Gainers:
1- Inbee Park - 4.59 to 6.33 = Gain of 1.74 (moved from #13 to #3)
2- Jessica Korda - 3.16 to 4.87 = Gain of 1.71 (move 26 to 11)
3- Pernilla Lindberg - 1.01 to 2.60 = Gain of 1.59 (move 109 to 33)
4- Michelle Wie - 2.94 to 4.17 = Gain of 1.23 (move 29 to 13)
5- Eun-Hee Ji - 2.63 to 3.47 = Gain of 0.84 (move 37 to 22)
6- Hannah Green - 0.53 to 1.33 = Gain of 0.80 (move 200 to 77)
7- Brittany Lincicome - 1.92 to 2.64 = Gain of 0.72 (move 54 to 32)
8- Jennifer Song - 1.61 to 2.28 = Gain of 0.67 (move 69 to 40)
9- Nelly Korda - 1.56 to 2.18 = Gain of 0.62 (move 71 to 42)
10- Wei-Ling Hsu - 0.85 to 1.44 = Gain of 0.59 (move 130 to 71)
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Sung Hyun Park has lost the most Rolex Rankings points so far in 2018.

The Year's Biggest Decliners
1- Sung Hyun Park - 7.80 to 6.08 = Loss of 1.72 (moved from #2 to #4)
2- So Yeon Ryu - 7.57 to 5.99 = Loss of 1.58 (move 3 to 5)
3- In Gee Chun - 6.29 to 4.80 = Loss of 1.49 (move 5 to 12)
4- Lydia Ko - 5.42 to 3.94 = Loss of 1.48 (move 9 to 16)
5- Shanshan Feng - 7.94 to 6.89 = Loss of 1.05 (move 1 to 1)
6- Sei Young Kim - 4.65 to 3.74 = Loss of 0.91 (move 11 to 19)
7- Anna Nordqvist - 6.18 to 5.37 = Loss of 0.81 (move 7 to 8)
8- Mirim Lee - 3.77 to 2.98 = Loss of 0.79 (move 17 to 28)
9- Harukyo Nomura - 2.59 to 1.82 = Loss of 0.77 (move 39 to 54)
10- M.J. Hur - 3.23 to 2.57 = Loss of 0.66 (move 24 to 34)

This Week's Trivia Question: (for those who missed it earlier)
What player recorded the biggest come-from-behind victory in 2017?


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