Despite not playing last week, 17-year- old Lydia Ko jumped Stacy Lewis and is No. 2 in this week's world rankings.
Brooke Henderson, the top-ranked amateur female golfer in the world, has turned pro.
Shanshan Feng closed with a 2-under 70 on Saturday and she cruised to a 5-shot win at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.
Gwladys Nocera won the Ladies European Tour event in India over the weekend and that helped her move to No. 62 in the latest women's world golf rankings.
The 2014 LPGA Tour season has come and gone, but not before it left behind an incredible number of storylines that should continue to develop heading into the 2015 campaign.
For over a year now, Jordan Spieth had to wonder when he would win again. He came close a few times, but his second professional victory had eluded him.
Julieta Granada and Carlota Ciganda lost in a playoff to Lydia Ko at the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship, but both made solid moves in the latest women's world golf rankings.
Amateur Ssu-Chia Cheng carded her second straight 4-under 68 on Sunday and she won the Xiamen Open by three strokes.
The LPGA Tour released its 2015 schedule on Tuesday and it also announced a new title partnership for the first major of the season.
Christina Kim ended a 9-year winless drought on Sunday and that helped Kim return to the top 50 in the latest women's world golf rankings.