South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli has broken into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time since October last year, following this past weekend’s PGA Championship.
Frittelli secured a T33 in the first Major of the year and took home $57,500 (R1,018,178.38) as a result while also climbing the rankings by six spots to start the week in 96th position.
The 30-year-0ld has been pulling his weight with flying colours in recent weeks, given the disruption caused after he was infected with Covid-19 towards the end of June.
Louis Oosthuizen, who finished alongside Frittelli in T33 at TPC Harding Park on Sunday, dropped a further spot on the OWGR and currently occupies 25th position.
Erik van Rooyen salvaged some pride with a very decent final round at the PGA Championship, which allowed him to finish in T51 – with a payout of $24,000 (R425,065.20) – while he dropped three places in the rankings to 47th.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout went down the same number of spots to 50th in the world after he missed the cut over the weekend.
Shaun Norris, who also failed to qualify for the weekend’s action in San Francisco, will head into the week in 74th position – a three-spot drop from 71st.
There were decent surges in the rankings for Dean Burmester and Compleat Golfer‘s playing editor, Brandon Stone, who were both terrific at the English Championship where a whole host of South Africans were in action.
The pair claimed a T6 finish at the event, pocketing €27,675 (R577,065.42) for their efforts.
The result had Burmester jump from 194th to 182nd on the OWGR, while Stone went from 193rd to 183rd.
The English Championship, however, heralded the coming of age of 20-year-old Wilco Nienaber, who surprised many with his fourth spot on Sunday, while taking home €46,125 (R961,679.23)
Nienaber rocketed 158 places in the rankings and will deservedly start the week in 379th position.