Watson rockets 1,270 rankings places
Tom Watson has moved up an amazing 1,270 places in the world rankings following his Open heroics.
Tom Watson has moved up an amazing 1,270 places in the world rankings following his Open heroics..
And Stewart Cink, the man that beat him in the four-hole play-off at Turnberry on Sunday, has moved from 33rd into the World’s Top 10 at 9th.
Watson’s agonising miss from 8 feet at the 72nd hole and his implosion in the play-off defeat still improved his world ranking an incredible 1,270 places – from 1,374th to 104th.
If he had holed that eight-footer on the final green and become, at 59, the oldest major winner in history by 11 years, Watson would be ranked 45th in the world.
Watson did not have any ranking points prior to Turnberry under the two-year system and was listed as joint 1,374th with 4,000 other players who had played counting events, but had finished out of the points.
Latest leading positions:
1 Tiger Woods 10.82pts
2 Phil Mickelson 8.53
3 Paul Casey 6.60
4 Kenny Perry 6.21
5 Sergio Garcia 6.02
6 Steve Stricker 5.88
7 Henrik Stenson 5.88
8 Geoff Ogilvy 5.74
9 Stewart Cink 5.04
10 Jim Furyk 5.01
11 Vijay Singh 4.84
12 Martin Kaymer 4.80
13 Camilo Villegas 4.69
14 Lee Westwood 4.65
15 Sean O’Hair 4.39
16 Padraig Harrington 4.33
17 Anthony Kim 4.22
18 Robert Karlsson 4.21
19 Ian Poulter 3.97
20 Lucas Glover 3.94
Other leading Europeans:
23 Ross Fisher
25 Luke Donald
26 Rory McIlroy
32 Soren Kjeldsen
37 Alvaro Quiros
39 Miguel Angel Jimenez
41 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
45 Soren Hansen, 46 Oliver Wilson
47 Graeme McDowell
50 Justin Rose
57 Peter Hanson
61 Anders Hansen
64 Francesco Molinari
71 Nick Dougherty
80 Thomas Levet
83 Anthony Wall
92 Johan Edfors
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