Reporter Kwon Hyeok-joon = Abraham Anser (Mexico) of LIV Golf raised the world rankings by winning the opening game of the 2023 Asian Tour.
Anser recorded 2.7409 ranking points in the men’s golf world rankings announced on the 7th (Korean time), and marked 26th, up 11 places from last week’s 37th.
Anser, who won the World Golf Championship (WGC) FedEx St. Jude Invitational in 2021, left the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour last year and moved to Liv.
Anser, who was ranked 20th in the world immediately before the transfer, dropped his ranking to 37th after moving to Liv. This is because world ranking points are not awarded in Liv tournaments.
Those who changed their nest to Liv to gain points participated in the PIF Saudi International, the opening match of the Asian Tour, which ended on the 5th, and Anser, who won the championship, received the most points and greatly improved the rankings.
A number of Liv players, including Brooks Koepka (USA), Sergio Garcia (Spain), and Rui Oostuizen (South Africa), will also participate in the Asian Tour International Series Oman (total prize money of 2 million dollars) to be held this week.
Justin Rose (England), who won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the PGA Tour that ended that day, also jumped in the rankings.
Rose, who recorded a final total of 18 under par 269, enjoyed the thrill of winning her 11th personal career four years after the Farmers Insurance Open in 2019.
As a result, the world ranking, which was 71st last week, jumped 36 places to 35th. Rose even reached the world No. 1 ranking in his prime. 메이저사이트
The top tier was unchanged. While Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) held the number one spot for 15 consecutive weeks, Scotty Scheffler (USA), Jon Rahm (Spain), Cameron Smith (Australia), Patrick Cantley, Xander Scheufele, Colin Morikawa, Will Zalatoris, and Justin Thomas (US) and Matt Fitzpatrick (England) maintained the 2nd to 10th places.
Kim Joo-hyeong (21, Nike Golf) maintained the highest ranking among Korean players at 14th, the same as last week, and Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics) also kept 18th.
Lee Kyung-hoon (32, CJ Logistics) ranked 41st, down two steps, and Kim Si-woo (28, CJ Logistics) marked 42nd, a step down.