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World Rankings: Woodland into the Top 50

 

The USA's Gary Woodland and India's Shubhanker Sharma, the respective Sunday winners of the Phoenix Open in Arizona and the Maybank Championship in Malaysia, have taken the most significant strides on a latest up-dated World Gold Rankings list which sees Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Jordan Spieth continuing to lead an unchanged Top-10.

Woodland, now a three-time winner on the US PGA Tour, has hauled himself up from No 53 into a highly secure position inside the all-important Top 50 bubble at No 26 and Shubhanker, who was relatively unknown before he won the first of his two European Tour titles at the Joburg Open barely two months back, has rocketed 121 places from 193 to No 72.

Other strong finishers in the two events who have made good ground in the rankings include Chez Reave who lost a playoff to Woodland in the Phoenix Open and fellow Americans Brendan Steele and Ollie Schniederjans who tied for the third in the same event, and Jorge Campella, the runner-up to Sharma in Malaysia and fellow Spaniard Pablo Larrasabal and Kiwi Ryan Fox who finished a shot behind him in a tie for third.

Reavie has jumped from 93rd to 61st, Steele from 51st to 35th, the new kid on the block, Schniederjans from 111 to No 77, Campella for 186th to 112th, Larrazabal from 168th to 134th and Fox from 126 into a top-10 spot at No 95.

TOP 30 IN THE WORLD RANKINGS
(See under headings Current Position, Last Week's Position, Players Names, Country and Points position)

1 1 Dustin Johnson (USA) 10.7416
2 2 Jon Rahm (ESP) 9.3669
3 3 Jordan Spieth (USA) 8.6435
4 4 Justin Thomas (USA) 7.9730
5 6 Justin Rose (ENG) 7.4435
6 5 Hideki Matsuyama (JAP) 7.2584
7 7 Rickie Fowler (USA) 6.6884
8 8 Rory McIlroy (NIR) 5.9578
9 9 Brooks Koepka (USA) 5.8972
10 10 Jason Day (AUS) 5.8000
11 11 Sergio Garcia (ESP) 5.6784
12 13 Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 5.3656
13 12 Henrik Stenson (SWE) 5.3490
14 14 Marc Leishman (AUS) 5.1524
15 15 Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 4.8228
16 16 Alex Noren (SWE) 4.7524
17 17 Paul Casey (ENG) 4.5825
18 19 Matt Kuchar (USA) 4.5697
19 18 Pat Perez (USA) 4.4364
20 20 Brian Harman (USA) 3.7839
21 21 Rafael Cabrera Bello (ESP) 3.7669
22 22 Francesco Molinari (ITA) 3.6646
23 23 Charley Hoffman (USA) 3.5825
24 24 Patrick Reed (USA) 3.4752
25 25 Xander Schauffele (USA) 3.4358
26 53 Gary Woodland (USA) 3.4070
27 26 Ross Fisher (ENG) 3.3277
28 27 Branden Grace (RSA) 3.2924
29 29 Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 3.2868
30 28 Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 3.2575.

NOTE: For all the latest World Golf Rankings, go to www.owgr.com/ranking

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Neville Leck

Written by neville@golfweather.com.