Having fallen out of the world’s top 20 after the Farmers Insurance Open in February, Brooks Koepka returns with a five place jump to 19th.
Koepka’s rearrival comes after he finished second at the Valero Texas Open one-shot behind Kevin Chappell, who himself climbs from 41st to 23rd with his maiden PGA Tour win.Embed from Getty Images
On the European Tour, Bernd Wiesberger and Tommy Fleetwood went to a play-off to decide the winner of the Shenzhen International, with Wiesberger victorious, and both players move inside the top 30. Wiesberger is up 13 places to 30th and Fleetwood is up four places to 29th – his highest ever world ranking.Embed from Getty Images
Behind Koepka and Chappell at the Valero Texas Open was Kevin Tway and Tony Finau in tied third. Tway earned his career-best PGA Tour finish and rises 153 places to 279th, whilst Finau’s steady escalation up the rankings continues as he moves to a career-high of 66th.
Also in tied third, but over at the Shenzhen International, was Ross Fisher one shot shy of a play-off place. The Englishman consolidates his place inside the top half-century with a small hop from 48th to 45th. Consolidating themselves inside the top full-century is Sunghoon Kang – 96th to 86th – and Ryan Palmer – 91st to 85th – after the pair finished tied sixth at TPC San Antonio.
While the aforementioned solidify their positions amongst the top 100, David Lipsky and PGA Tour-rookie Ollie Schiederjans break through into it for the first time in their careers after Lipsky’s tied fifth Shenzhen International finish and Schniederjans’ tied 18th Valero Texas Open finish. The duo take the places of Victor Dubuisson and Keegan Bradley inside the top 100.Embed from Getty Images
There’s a meteoric rise this week for Japan’s Kenichi Kuboya, who had fallen from his highest ranking of 73rd all the way to 1880th, as he rockets up 1371 places to 509th after winning the Asian and Japan Golf Tour’s Panasonic Open.
The full, updated, rankings can be found here.
There’s a strong field at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on the PGA Tour this week – with six of the world’s top 10 entering – but the event offers no world ranking points. However, there’s a pretty strong field at the European Tour’s Volvo China Open, too.