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World Rankings: Mickelson up 16 places

 

Phil Mickelson, the long-time World No 2 behind Tiger Woods, was this week's big mover on the official world ranking list.

The 47-year-old Californian's remarkable comeback victory in the elite WGC-Mexico Championship near Mexico City has halted his slow slide down the ranking list during the five-year winless drought he has just ended and has sent him soaring from 34th place in the rankings to the 18th slot previously occupied by fellow American Matt Kuchar.

The other significant Rankings move this week was made by Kentucky young gun Justin Thomas, a five-time winner last season, who started this year at No 4 in the World, moved to No 3 a week ago after winning the Honda Classic and has now leap-frogged Jon Rahm and occupied the No 2 spot behind Dustin Johnson after losing the Mexico playoff to Mickelson but finishing in second place.

George Coetzee, winner for the second time of the European Tour's Tshwane Open at the Pretoria Country Club on Sunday has, in the meantime, rebounded back into the World's Top 100 at No 99 from the 143rd spot to where he had fallen following a broken ankle and the woes that followed.

WORLD RANKINGS - TOP 30
(As on Monday, March 5, 2018)

1 1 Dustin Johnson (USA) 10.5002
2 3 Justin Thomas (USA) 9.4419
3 2 Jon Rahm (ESP) 372.84
4 4 Jordan Spieth (USA) 8.2381
5 5 Justin Rose (ENG) 7.2151
6 6 Hideki Matsuyama (JAP) 7.1269
7 7 Rickie Fowler (USA) 6.35238
8 9 Brooks Koepka (USA) 5.8607
9 8 Jason Day (AUS) 5.7550
10 11 Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 5.5752
11 12 Sergio Garcia (ES)) 5.5569
12 10 Rory McIlroy (NIR) 5.5213
13 16 Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 5.01219
14 13 Henrik Stenson (SWE) 4.9728
15 14 Alex Noren (SWE) 4.9085
16 15 Marc Leishman (AUS) 4.9076
17 17 Paul Casey (ENG) 4.4785
18 34 Phil Mickelson (USA) 4.4690
19 19 Pat Perez (USA) 4.4056
20 18 Matt Kuchar (USA) 4.2970
21 20 Rafael Cabrera Bello (ESP) 4.1289
22 21 Brian Harman (USA) 3.9291
23 23 Xander Schauffele (USA) 3.5238
24 22 Francesco Molinari (ITA) 3.4708
25 24 Charley Hoffman (USA) 3.4628
26 25 Gary Woodland (USA) 3.2839
27 26 Patrick Reed (USA) 3.2437
28 28 Branden Grace (RSA) 3.2106
29 27 Ross Fisher (ENG) 3.1821
30 29 Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 3.1813. 

NOTE: For all the rankings go to owgr.com/ranking

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Neville Leck

Written by neville@golfweather.com.