Tuesday, September 17

Suzann Pettersen Is Moving Up

Suzann Pettersen is ranked second in the world. (ktan.kh/Flickr)

WITH HER MAJOR WIN AT THE Evian Championship, Suzann Pettersen continued a hot streak that has seen her notch two victories and record three other top 10 finishes in her last five starts on the LPGA Tour. As Ward Clayton reported at LPGA.com, Pettersen, with three 2013 titles, is in the midst of her best season since 2007.

Photo Slideshow: Suzann Pettersen

Pettersen leads the LPGA Tour in scoring average (69.7) and greens in regulation (76 percent), and is second in earnings at $1,721,342. Pettersen's most recent win vaulted her to No. 2 in the Rolex Rankings. Stacy Lewis dropped to third. Trailing world No. 1 Inbee Park, the 32-year-old Pettersen is eyeing the top spot. She has never been No. 1.

"I think hopefully this can kick start my action towards No. 1," Pettersen said. "Inbee kicked off a pretty fantastic year winning this tournament last year. Hopefully I can feed off that and do the same."

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