With wins at the Trophee Hassan II and Valero Texas Open, Alexander Levy and Andrew Landry have made big career movements by breaking the world’s top 50 and top 100 for the first time respectively.
Levy earned his fifth European Tour title at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam and moves from world-number-66 to a career-high of 47th, whilst Landry’s success at TPC San Antonio – his first PGA Tour scalp – sees him inside the top 100 from 114th to 66th.
Behind Levy in Morocco was Alvaro Quiros in second whose ranking almost halves to 241st and Alexander Bjork (123rd to 112th), Joakim Lagergren (299th to 244th), Mikko Ilonen (356th to 267th) and Andrea Pavan (572nd to 428th) are all on the up after their tied third finishes.
Back over in Texas, Trey Mullinax fired a course-record 62 on Saturday and pushed Landry all the way to the 72nd hole but eventually finished in a tie for second. His reward is a place inside the world’s top 200 for the first time with a climb from 306th to 169th and his tied second counterpart, Sean O’Hair, rises back into the top 100 with a 29 place jump to 83rd.
Perhaps the most impressive performance at TPC San Antonio was that of Joaquin Niemann who, after finishing as third-placed amateur at the Masters, racked up a sixth place in his first event as a professional. His ranking is now slashed from 1543rd to 640th.
And following on from performances spread across both Morocco and Texas, there are more minor rises for Zach Johnson (58th to 53rd), Yusuka Miyazato (61st to 59th), Ryan Moore (64th to 62nd), Jimmy Walker (88th to 81st) and Martin Laird (101st to 96th).
But even without starts this week, there’s positive movement for three of the world’s top 30. Paul Casey is up two to 13th, Phil Mickelson consolidates his position in the top 20 to 19th and, still reaping the rewards of three top 10s and a win in four starts, Ian Poulter climbs from 29th to 26th.
The full, updated rankings can be found here.