Wie jumps into top 10 with U.S. Open win
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Coming off her first career major championship victory at the U.S. Women's Open last week, Michelle Wie vaulted into the top 10 in the world rankings and is now the No. 7 player in the world.
Wie, who bested Stacy Lewis by two shots to win the U.S. Women's Open at 2- under-par 278, jumped four spots from No. 11.
The top-four players in the world remained the same, with Lewis staying put at No. 1. Inbee Park, Lydia Ko and Suzann Pettersen are still Nos. 2 through 4, respectively.
Lexi Thompson jumped up one spot to No. 5 after finishing tied for seventh at Pinehurst No. 2. Karrie Webb stayed at No. 6, Wie moved up to No. 7, while Shanshan Feng, So Yeon Ryu, Anna Nordqvist and Cristie Kerr dropped one spot each and are eight through 11.
Paula Creamer and Lizette Salas swapped places, with Creamer jumping to No. 12 from 13. Catriona Matthew remained at 14 and Amy Yang leaped five spots to 15 with a fourth-place finish last week.
Na Yeon Choi, Angela Stanford, Jessica Korda, Azahara Munoz and Ha Na Jang round out the top 20 from No. 16.
Stephanie Meadow, making just her fourth career start at last week's U.S. Women's Open, finished in sole possession of third place at Pinehurst No. 2. The impressive finish skyrocketed Meadow up 506 spots to No. 95 in the world. Beforehand, Meadow was ranked No. 601.
06/23 16:22:39 ET