Madrid, April 17 Spaniard Jon Rahm has maintained, after RBC Heritage, his status as number 1 in the World Golf Ranking with which he adds 48 weeks and becomes the tenth player to top the Official Ranking (OWGR) since the longest.
His next goals to exceed will be the 50 weeks of the Welshman Ian Woosnam, the 51 of the Australian Jason Day, the 56 of the Briton Luke Donald and the 61 of the Spaniard Severiano Ballesteros.
Matt Fitzpatrick’s victory at Heritage, on the third hole of the playoffs against American Jordan Spieth, and especially the poor end of the tournament for American Scottie Scheffler, who aspired to take Rahm’s place, were the keys of the Barrika golfer’s stay in May. high.
Fitzpatrick enters the top 10 and achieves his best ranking ever with eighth position he occupies this week, while Spieth climbs to ninth place. American Xander Schauffle, now fifth, and Australian Cameron Smith, sixth, swap places.
After Rahm, the best Ibero-American player on the world list is Chilean Joaquín Niemann in 25th place, followed by Mexican Abraham Ancer (36), Chilean Guillermo Mito Pereira (55), Spaniard Adri Arnaus (83) and Adrián Otaegui (92) and Argentinian Emiliano Grillo (93).
Brilliant winner of the Augusta Masters, the second major of his professional career, he regained number one in the world golf ranking by beating American Scottie Scheffler and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy.
Rahm donned the green jacket at the hands of 2022 winner Scheffler after ending a complicated weekend that culminated on the day Severiano Ballesteros, the first Spaniard to win at Augusta, would have turned 66.
Victory at the Masters 87 puts him at the top of the world rankings with an average of 10.86 points, compared to 10.56 for Scheffler, tenth on Sunday, and 8.78 for McIlroy, who failed to make the cut at the end of the second day.
On March 13, Scheffler took number one from the Spanish player after winning The Players, a tournament from which the ‘León de Barrika’ had to withdraw due to gastroenteritis. Now he’s getting it back in style after hitting his second ‘big’.
Rahm also tops the FedExCup table, the US Tour table, after his fourth victory of the course, with 2,631 points, with Scheffler also second, with 1,844, and Max Homa third with 1,801.
American Patrick Cantlay, who lost his chances of being in first places on the last lap, remains fourth (7.11) ahead of Australian Cameron Smith (5.81) and his compatriot Xander Schauffele (5.79) , who advance one place and they push Max Homa (5.74) back to seventh place.
While American Will Zalatoris (falling at the last minute) and Norwegian Viktor Hovland, seventh on Sunday, remain eighth and ninth respectively, American Sam Burns climbs to tenth place and Justin Thomas, who shared a game, falls from eighth to twelfth with Rahm the first two laps and who failed to make the cut.
Sergio García, the other Spanish participant in the Masters with José María Olazábal, was also not in the last two days and fell from position 161 to 166, while Adri Arnaus goes down to place 81, Adrián Otaegui to 88 and Pablo Larrazábal at the 97.
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