Tommy Fleetwood’s victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship wasn’t enough to break him into the world’s top 50 as the 27-year-old rises 49 places to 53rd.
Fleetwood beat Pablo Larrazabal and Dustin Johnson by one shot to claim his second European Tour victory and it was thought the Englishman would move into the top half-century but falls just over a tenth of a point short.Embed from Getty Images
Second-placed Larrazabal moves back into the top 100 for the first time since 2015 with a jump to 97th from 159th, but world-number-three, Johnson, unsurprisingly sees no change.
After being Fleetwood’s most threatening challenger until falling away at the 18th, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, finishing tied fourth at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, gets a rise of 14 places to 72nd. His tied fourth counterparts Martin Kaymer and Bernd Wiesberger see small climbs of their own into the top 50 at 47th from 53rd and from 40th to 37th respectively.
Following a 24 place ascent last week, Dean Burmester’s seventh place finish gives the South African another boost of 29 places up from 167th to 138th. Meanwhile, having finished in tied eighth alongside Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood, Swede Peter Hanson cracks the top 200 with a shift to 178th.
In a week on the PGA Tour where only one of the top five finishers began inside the world’s top 150, there are significant shifts for the high placers at the CareerBuilder Challenge. Winner Hudson Swafford takes a colossal jump from outside the top 200, at 204th, to inside the top 100, at 89th, and – after becoming only the 8th player to score a PGA Tour 59 – Adam Hadwin takes a big step towards the top century moving from 196th to 111th.Embed from Getty Images
Bud Cauley, 323rd to 195th, and Dominic Bozzelli, 321st to 212th, both make moves of over 100 places whilst tied third Brian Harman creeps up to 107th from 136th.
A win at the SMBC Singapore Open on the Asian Tour moves Prayad Marksaeng up from 291st to 150th and, inside the top 100, Younghan Song shifts from 80th to 69th after his tied second place finish.
Tiger Woods returns to action at the Farmers Insurance Open next week and will be looking to seize the opportunity to gain on his current 663rd place.
The full, updated, rankings can be found here.