Hideki achieves finest world rank in practically a 12 months; Willy Z nears API berth

Hideki Matsuyama climbed again inside the highest 20 of the Official World Golf Rating and achieved his finest rating in practically a 12 months after successful the Genesis Invitational on Sunday at Riviera Nation Membership.

Matsuyama jumped from No. 55 to No. 20 within the up to date rankings. The final time he was ranked within the prime 20 was the week previous to final March’s WGC-Dell Applied sciences Match Play.

Matsuyama’s final victory earlier than Sunday got here on the 2022 Sony Open.

Will Zalatoris additionally made an enormous soar again into the highest 50, going from No. 54 to No. 32. He additionally rose to No. 24 in FedExCup factors, which at present slots him sixth on the Subsequent 10 for the Arnold Palmer Invitational in just a few weeks. In accordance with Twitter’s @Robopz, Matthieu Pavon, Ludvig Åberg, Luke Record and Grayson Murray have all clinched their Subsequent 10 spots, irrespective of the outcomes at this week’s Mexico Open and subsequent week’s Cognizant Traditional on the Palm Seashores. Christiaan Bezuidenhout is fifth, although not but clinched, adopted by Zalatoris, Justin Thomas, Thomas Detry, Mark Hubbard and Nicolai Højgaard. Thomas, at No. 22 within the OWGR, would qualify that method ought to he fall out of the Subsequent 10.

The Swing 5 for API begins in Mexico, with that and the Cognizant comprising the mixture rating for Bay Hill.

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