After her win at the Cambia Portland Classic on Sunday, Brooke Henderson jumped 15 spots in the Rolex women’s world rankings to 17th. Henderson said she thought her phone was going to blow up with all the messages she was receiving after her victory. It continued on Twitter as well.
— Gary Player (@garyplayer) August 17, 2015
— Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) August 17, 2015
— Annika Sorenstam (@ANNIKA59) August 17, 2015
It was a big week for Hamilton’s Alena Sharp as well as she jumped 43 spots in the rankings to 154th in the world after her T10 in Portland. That duo will like comprise the Canadian women’s team at next year’s Olympics … Two Canadians are still occupying the top 10 on the Symetra Tour money list and will receive LPGA Tour status if they remain there until the end of the season. Augusta James of Bath, Ont., is sixth and Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que., is 10th. The Symetra Tour is off for a couple of weeks and will resume in early September with six tournaments left to play … Speaking of upward mobility, Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C., is looking for a good finish at this week’s Wyndham Championship as he sit right on the bubble of the top 200 in FedEx Cup points who qualify for the Web .com Tour playoffs, where he could earn a return to the PGA Tour … Sloan will be joined in Greensboro, N.C., by Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor. Both are inside the top 125 who will start the FedEx Cup playoffs, with Hadwin in 92nd this week and Taylor at 98th. Graham DeLaet, who missed last week’s PGA Championship due to a nagging thumb injury is 100th, whole David Hearn leads all Canadians at 48th … The majority of respondents to last week’s GNN Poll felt that the current trend of increased rounds as reported by the National Golf Course Owners Association of Canada will continue, but it will be a slow climb back to where the industry needs to be. Overall, 64 per cent felt the trend will continue in the long term, with 36 per cent saying it’s just a temporary blip on the radar screen … This week’s GNN Poll asks if signs of a recession are beginning to show at the golf business where readers are employed and the early indication is not good news as 86 per cent are seeing indications of a recession, while only 14 per cent as of this writing said no. You can still cast your vote on the GNN home page.