Wie rises to No. 8 in the world


POSTED: Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Michelle Wie has moved up one spot to No. 8 in the women's world ranking.

Wie placed third at this past weekend's Tres Marias Championship in Mexico.

Jiyai Shin of South Korea moved to the top of the women's world ranking yesterday after winning on the Japan LPGA Tour.

Wie is also eighth on the LPGA money list with $184,178 in five events.

She has not won yet, but is tied with Ne Yeon Choi for first in the LPGA with 79 birdies and leads the tour in driving average at 272.8 yards. She was fourth in driving distance last season at 269.1.