“What streak?”, you may ask. It’s a streak that has lasted 438 consecutive weeks. A span that has covered almost eight and a half years. Any type of streak that can last that long can only be placed in the “impressive” file.
That streak could (I stress, could) be the end of Cristie Kerr‘s run of being ranked in the Rolex Rankings Top 10. It will largely depend on her play, and to a lesser extent, the other players, at this week’s Kingsmill Championship. Obviously, she could take matters into own hands with a win.
After not hosting a tournament on the LPGA schedule for two years, the ladies return to the River Course which was previously hosted the tournament known as the Michelob ULTRA Kingsmill Championship.
And this is good news, if not great news, for Kerr as she won on this very course both in 2005 and 2009 with 2009 being the last year the tourney visited Williamsburg, Virginia. What also will aid Kerr is knowing she has had some nice finishes on this Pete Dye designed course.
A pair of wins to go along with three other top ten finishes in seven starts. Not sure anyone would ask for a better record at any venue.
The one aspect that could derail Kerr in keeping this streak alive is her play over the last two years. Her last victory came at the LPGA Championship back in 2010. She does own her share of top 10s since that last win.
In the remainder of 2010, Kerr scored 5 top 10s. Last year, she posted 12 top 10s (3-2nds or T2 and 3-3rds or T3). So far in 2012, four top 10s are on her record. Not only would a win end a two-year victory drought, it would keep the Rolex Ranking top 10 streak going.
Although if you ask Kerr, I bet she would gladly take the win and not even worry about the rankings streak.