Ariya Jutanugarn vaults to No. 2 in Rolex Rankings

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Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn jumped four spots to No. 2 in the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings following the 20-year-old's first major title at the Women's British Open.

It is a career-high for Jutanugarn, who claimed her fourth title of the year and of her career Sunday. She moved past South Korea's Inbee Park, American Lexi Thompson and Brooke Henderson, the Canadian teenager who won her first career major title at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship in June.


New Zealand's Lydio Ko remains comfortably on top of the rankings with an average of 14.8197 points, well ahead of Jutanugarn's 8.2497.

The remainder of the Top 10 includes Sei Young Kim, Stacy Lewis, In Gee Chun, Amy Yang and Ha-Na Jang.

Mo Martin, who finished second at the Women's British Open, jumped 16 spots to No. 31, while Australia's Karrie Webb leaped 21 spots to No. 43. Catriona Matthew also returned to the top 50, rising 20 places to No. 47.

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