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Molinari in big rankings rises

 

Francesco Molinari's famous victory in the Open Championship at Carnoustie on Sunday has taken him into all kinds of high places on golf's various rankings lists.

It has also seen him make history by becoming the first Italian ever to win a golf major as well as being the man with the lowest-ever winning total in the eight Opens played at Carnoustie.

His Open victory along with his earlier BMW PGA Championship win has also sent him soaring to the top of the latest Race To Dubai standings with 4,234,947 points - which is 1,311,220 more than second-placed Masters champion Patrick Reed has.

And he is expected to soar from 15 to a career low of 6th place on the Official World Golf Rankings list when it is updated on Tuesday after the results of the weather-delayed Barbabasol Championship are in.

LATEST RACE-TO-DUBAI STANDINGS
(The Top 20 - 23rd July 2018)

1 Francesco Molinari ITA 4,234,947
2 Patrick Reed USA 2,923,727
3 Alex Noren SWE 2,651,875
4 Tommy Fleetwood ENG 2,628,364
5 Rory McIlroy NIR 2,494,458
6 Russell Knox SCO 1,947,250
7 Thorbjørn Olesen DEN 1,820,070
8 Jon Rahm ESP 1,568,074
9 Ryan Fox NZL 1,564,184
10 Tyrrell Hatton ENG 1,549,584
11 Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA 1,531,976
12 Jorge Campillo ESP 1,517,882
13 Eddie Pepperel ENG 1,487,196
14 Justin Rose ENG 1,466,141
15 Rafa Cabrera Bello ESP 1,409,288
16 Brandon Stone(RSA) RSA 1,339,712
17 Alexander Björk SWE 1,303,604
18 Xander Schauffele USA 1,296,309
19 Li Haotong CHN 1,186,103
20 Shubhankar Sharma IND 1,182,510.

Visit BetWay for other standings.  

Neville Leck

Written by neville@golfweather.com.