In a week of limited tour golf, only two changes occur in the world’s top 20.
Henrik Stenson hasn’t played in two weeks but is up from ninth to eighth, swapping places with Rickie Fowler.
Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood made another good showing with a sixth place at the UBS Hong Kong Open and is up one place to 18th, leapfrogging Pat Perez.
There’s not many more changes in the top 30. Kevin Kisner is eventually rewarded for his tied fifth at the RSM Classic, after falling last week, as he moves from 27th to 25th. Meanwhile Matthew Fitzpatrick’s solid but unspectacular tied 19th in Hong Kong sees him rise from 31st to 29th.
The biggest mover inside the top 100 is America’s Seungsu Han (44 places) who is up to 97th after winning the Japan Golf Tour’s Casio World Open, followed by fellow-American Julian Suri (18 places) now 62nd following a tied second at the UBS Hong Kong Open and Cameron Smith (13 places) now 86th with a solo fourth at the Emirates Australian Open.
None of the weekend winners were prominent names and so the rises across the board were significant. Along with Han, Wade Ormsby won the UBS Hong Kong Open and climbs from 319th to 118th, Cameron Davis won the Emirates Australian Open and rockets from 1494th to 229th and Panuwat Muenlek jumps 149 places to 456th with a win at the PGM GlobalOne Championship.
The full, updated, rankings can be found here.
There’s no substantial events again this week, but it does see the return of Tiger Woods at his own Hero World Challenge who will be keen to improve on his lowly 1199th rank.