• Frittelli climbs world rankings

    Dylan Frittelli
    Dylan Frittelli

    Dylan Frittelli climbed up to 71st in the world after his T5 finish at this past weekend’s Masters at Augusta National.

    The 31-year-old ended the week as the highest-placed South African in the field in his best-ever finish at a Major.

    For his efforts, Frittelli received a whopping $460,000 in prize money (R7,057,343).

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    Frittelli dropped out of the top 100 after last weekend’s Houston Open, but his performance in Georgia meant he surged to his highest placing in the Official World Golf Rankings since October 2018.

    Louis Oosthuizen concluded the third Major of the year in T23 after making a brilliant a start in the opening two rounds, before a bad third round tumbled him down the leaderboard.

    After a final-round 70 on Sunday, he walked away with $184,000 (R1,828,339.44) but he subsequently dropped out of the world’s top 20 with Sungjae Im taking his spot.

    2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel secured a share of 25th spot at the Masters after, for him, a testing couple of days despite a decent finish on Sunday.

    Schwartzel received $101,200 (R1,553,637.58) for his efforts and moved back into the top 200 in the world by occupying 190th spot at the start of the new week.

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    Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who made his Masters debut, pocketed $54,050 (R830,511.76) for finishing in T38 but dropped one ranking position down to 60th.

    Erik van Rooyen’s withdrawal from the event due to injury after the opening round meant he dropped two places from 50th to 52nd on the OWGR, while Justin Harding’s failed cut sent him home empty-handed as he slumped to 139th in the world.

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