The Volvo China Open’s top three – Alexander Levy, Dylan Frittelli and Pablo Larrazábal – all make a move inside the world’s top 100.
Play-off winner Levy climbs 28 places from 102nd to 74th; play-off loser Dylan Frittelli, inside the top century for the first time in his career, is up from 123rd to 94th and third-placed Larrazábal rises a steady 16 places to 90th.Embed from Getty Images
At the top end of the leading 100, despite neither player playing since the Masters, Justin Thomas and Adam Scott swap places in 11th and 10th with Thomas rejoining the top 10. Also up despite not playing since the Masters is Lee Westwood, who moves three places to just inside the top 50, at 50th.Embed from Getty Images
There’s minor jumps between 20th and 50th for the likes of Jimmy Walker, Thomas Pieters, Tommy Fleetwood, Ryan Moore, Marc Leishman, Ross Fisher and the winner of the RBC Heritage two weeks ago, Wesley Bryan.
Yusaka Miyazato took home the Japan Golf Tour’s Chunichi Crowns title and moves inside the top double-century, up 68 places to 139th. After winning the Zambia Sugar Open on the Sunshine Tour, Oliver Bekker leaps almost 200 places to 271st. Winners of the Asian Tour’s Yeangder Heritage and web.com Tour’s El Bosque Mexico Championship by Innova, Shiv Kapur and Matt Atkins are up roughly 300 places apiece to 368th and 338th respectively.Embed from Getty Images
The full, updated, rankings can be found here.
Team events are ineligible for world ranking points so the success of Jonas Blixt, Cameron Smith, Kevin Kisner, Scott Brown and all else at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans goes unrewarded with regards to the world rankings.
The roles are reversed this week, though, as the European Tour sanctions the team-event GolfSixes and the PGA Tour returns to a regular-formatted event at the Wells Fargo Championship.