Sam Brazel’s maiden career victory, at the UBS Hong Kong Open, sees him cut his world ranking position by over two thirds.
The Australian came from behind Rafa Cabrera-Bello after 36 holes to win by one shot at 13-under-par; Brazel is rewarded by jumping from 480th to 147th in the world rankings.Embed from Getty Images
Second placed Cabrera-Bello gets a boost into the top 30 with a six place rise to 27th.
After finishing second in the Australian PGA Championship two weekends ago, Andrew Dodt’s spectacular rise continued with a tied third finish in China. Having been outside the top 500 just over a week ago, the 30-year-old now sits in 216th after another 98 place leap this week.
Tommy Fleetwood, who tied in third with Dodt, jumps 22 places from 122nd to make the top 100, whilst David Lipsky climbs to 157th from 180th.
Following a grey patch of results, Danny Willett is beginning to find form with a sixth place finish at the UBS Hong Kong Open that sees him back up to 11th, from 12th, having only recently fallen out of the top 10.Embed from Getty Images
The PGA Tour’s event of the week, the Franklin Templeton Shootout, isn’t recognised by the Official World Golf Ranking so winners Matt Kuchar, 20th, and Harris English, 76th, are unmoved, as is runner-up Steve Stricker, but his partner, Jerry Kelly, falls two places to 119th.
The full, updated, world rankings can be found here.