After finishing outright second at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Henrik Stenson moves into the world top three dislodging Dustin Johnson down to fourth.
Sergio Garcia makes it into the top 10 up from 15th to ninth after a three shot victory over Stenson in the European Tour event, but there’s no movement for the winner of the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, Hideki Matsuyama, who remains fifth.Embed from Getty Images
Dubai’s tied third place Tyrrell Hatton enters the top 20 up four places to 19th, whilst his third placed counterpart, Lasse Jensen, who earned his best finish since the Nordea Masters in June last year, takes a leap from 383nd to 228th. Peter Uihlein came close in tied fifth with Matthew Fitzpatrick and rises to precisely 200th from 257th with Fitzpatrick up inside the top 30 two places from 31st.
Webb Simpson took Hideki Matsuyama to a fourth play-off hole in Phoenix and earns a 33 place rise to 56th and Louis Oosthuizen, outright third, shifts from 29th to 24th.
Rickie Fowler fought for tied fourth finish with a final round 65 although is unmoved in 14th, but Byeong Hun An, who held a three shot lead at one stage of the final round but for four back nine bogeys, slipped to tied sixth, however does earn a consolation of a seven place rise to 40th.Embed from Getty Images
The in-form Adam Hadwin, scorer of a 59 two weeks ago, continued his push towards the top century with a move from 112th to 105th and Jordan L Smith continued his rise with upward movement for the second successive week to 90th from 94th after a tied 23rd finish in Dubai.
The lesser tours, as always, offered substantial movement to lower ranked players. The PGA Tour of Australia’s Victorian PGA Championship gave a meteoric rise from outside the top 1200 and up 648 places to 638th to winner Damien Jordan and a lesser rise for second placed Aron Price up 98 places to 436th. The winner of the Asian Tour’s Bashundhara Bangladesh Open, Jazz Janewattananond, takes a shift of 156 places to 223rd from 379th.
Tiger Woods’ position was only further hampered by withdrawing from final event of the European Tour’s middle-east swing as he drops another 8 places from 666th to 674th.
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