After seeing off Rory McIlroy to claim the British Masters, Paul Dunne expressed his desire to make the European Ryder Cup team next year. The Irishman now moves into the top 100 for the first time in his young career, climbing from 192nd to 88th.Embed from Getty Images
Dunne picked the right time to perform as he contested with European Ryder Cup Vice-Captain, Robert Karlsson, who ended in third. Karlsson rockets almost 200 places to 265th with his best finish in over two years.
Despite going 64-63 at the weekend to finish second at Close House Golf Club, McIlroy doesn’t move from 6th in the rankings but does close the gap on the top five. Just behind McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, 8th to 7th, and Henrik Stenson, 9th to 8th, both rise a place albeit without a start this week.Embed from Getty Images
David Lingmerth, Florian Fritsch and Graeme Storm shared fourth in England. The trio move from 107th to 95th, 417th to 291st and 152nd to 125th respectively. Shane Lowry, seventh at the British Masters, is only up three places to 84th.
The biggest names from the US and internationally (excluding Europe) all took part in America’s convincing victory at the Presidents Cup which offers no world ranking points, meaning there’s no significant movement for any of the star names involved.
Satoshi Kodaira won the Japan Golf Tour’s TOP Cup Tokai Classic and moves from 97th to 78th. The web.com Tour Championship was claimed by Jonathan Byrd who is up to 251st from 488th whilst Sam Saunders was helped to second place with a 59 on Thursday; he rises 83 places to 217th. Lastly Gavin Green continues his convincing escalation by climbing another 68 places to his best ranking of 157th after winning the Mercuries Taiwan Masters.
The full, updated, rankings can be found here.