Two wins in two weeks has seen Tyrrell Hatton cut his world ranking by twelve places and re-enter the top 20 for the first time since May this year.
Hatton, who turned 26 on Saturday, made birdie on the last two claim the Italian Open one week after he stormed to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title; he climbs five places to 17th this week after a seven place rise last week.Embed from Getty Images
Whilst Hatton earned back-to-back wins, Ross Fisher earned back-to-back seconds falling runner-up to Hatton again at Golf Club Milano. He is up from 45th to 33rd having moved up 10 places with his runner-up finish the week before. Fisher was joined by Kiradech Aphibarnrat in tied second who takes a big leap to 98th from 146th. David Horsey, tied sixth, also moves into the top 100 at 89th from 101st.
Hatton gained twelve places with two wins, whilst CIMB Classic winner Pat Perez has gained 11 with just one. The American stormed to a four-shot victory in Kuala Lumpur and is now in his highest ever ranking of 20th.Embed from Getty Images
Keegan Bradley was Perez’s closest challenger in solo second. 98th to 64th is his move, the highest position he’s found himself in since late 2015. TOUR Championship and Rookie-of-the-Year winner Xander Schauffele fell tied third behind Bradley in his first start since his victory at East Lake Golf Club. He is now at 29th, having been 66th just two events ago. Sunghoon Kang was alongside Schuaffele in third and jumps 25 places to 80th.
The Japan Open Golf Championship paid dividends for high finishers. Winner Yuta Ikeda now sits 37th in the world, from 52nd. Third place Satoshi Kodaira takes a similar rise of 13 places to 63rd. Tied fourth’s Chan Kim breaks the top 100 for the first time moving from 114th to 98th. However, the biggest mention and ranking climb goes to amateur Takumi Kanaya who came solo second and rockets up 1493 slots to 403rd.
On a quiet week for big names, there’s no movement inside the world’s top 15.
The full, updated, rankings can be found here.