Yani Tseng in good shape to end season as number 1


TAIPEI–Yani Tseng of Taiwan has kept her world No. 1 ranking in women’s golf for the 35th consecutive week and should have no problem holding on to the top spot in the Rolex World Rankings through the end of the year. By winning the LPGA Hana Bank Championship in South Korea on Oct. 9, Tseng increased her average ranking points to 17.48 and widened her lead over Suzann Pettersen of Norway (11.48) to 6 points and over Christie Kerr of the United States (11.30) to 6.18 points.

Any average score over 10 is considered excellent. The rankings are based on the average of weighted point hauls from tournaments over a 104-week “rolling” period, with points awarded in the most recent 13-week period being more heavily weighted.