The PGA and European Tour’s winners, Jon Rahm and Jeunghun Wang, both crack the world’s top 50 this week.
Jeunghun Wang’s play-off win at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters moves him up 21 places to 39th and, after winning his maiden PGA Tour title at the Farmers Insurance Open by three shots, Jon Rahm soars up from 137th to 46th.Embed from Getty Images
Hideki Matsuyama only mustered a tied 33rd finish at Torrey Pines but it was enough for the Japanese star to leapfrog Jordan Spieth into fifth, whilst Justin Rose, who finished tied fourth at the PGA’s event, takes a step towards returning to the top decad from 13th to 11th.
Charles Howell III and C.T. Pan both finished tied second in San Diego and earn rises of the own. The former moves 30 places to 64th whilst C.T. Pan shoots over 100 places to 110th. Pat Perez and Tony Finau both came close in tied fourth and both move into the world’s top 80; Perez climbs from 87th to 71st one place ahead of Finau in 72nd, previously 81st.
Wang’s play-off rivals in Qatar both earn rewards with regards to their ranking. Jaco Van Zyl breaks the top century up to 87th from 105th, whilst Joakim Lagergren ascends 62 places to 134th. From tied fourth Thomas Aiken, 169th to 137th, and Mike Lorenzo-Vera, 331th to 231st, also see a significant shift. With a tied sixth finish, Jordan L Smith continues to make a name for himself, although his rise this week is only four places to 94th.
The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic on the lesser web.com tour earns three-shot winner Andrew Landry a jump of over 200 places to 335th and runner-up Jimmy Gunn over 300 places to 466th. Elsewhere, the Japan Golf Tour and Asian Tour’s Leopalace21 Myanmar Open gave winner Todd Sinnott a monumental rise to just outside the top 250 from previously outside the top 700.Embed from Getty Images
With so much furore surrounding his PGA Tour return, many expected a big world ranking jump for Tiger Woods but, having missed the cut with a lacklustre four-over-par, he falls another three places to 666th.
The full, updated, rankings can be found here.