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Is Tom Lewis on the cusp of Something?

 

Dustin Johnson

 

Six months ago, after missing the cut in the Porsche European Open event, Tom Lewis ranked over the world's top 400 golfers. But following some recent outstanding performances, he is now ranked amongst world's top 50.

Since failing to make the weekend in Hamburg, the Englishman has won twice. First, on the European Tour and once on the Challenge Tour. Secondly, he scored seven top ten finishes in 15 starts. The latest being the recently third at the inaugural Saudi International powered by SBIA.

So far this season, Lewis scores thirty-five under par in his twelve rounds played, recording seven rounds of 68 or lower. In addition, his eight under 62 at the Saudi International, has put him in contention again.

To sum it up, beginning last September, the Englishman has five rounds of 63 or less. That's better than anyone in the game. 

The dramatic rise has pushed the 28-year-old up to a career-high 55th in the Official World Golf Ranking. He is now within touching distance of a place in this year's Masters Tournament. However, he has to be in the top 50 by the end of March to secure a debut at Augusta National.

Following his remarkable showing at the 2011 Open Championship, where as an amateur he shot a five-under for a share of the first-round lead before going on to win the Silver Medal and the 2011 European Tour’s Rookie of the Year – many tipped Lewis to go on and excel at the top of the game.

However, eight years and counting the two-time European Tour winner is showing signs that he can unswervingly contend at the highest level.