• Homa makes massive jump in world rankings

    Homa makes massive jump in world rankings
    Max Homa

    Max Homa has surged massively in the Official World Golf Rankings after his win this past Sunday, moving up to 38th spot.

    The American produced a scintillating performance to edge Tony Finau in a dramatic playoff at the Riviera Country Club for only his second PGA Tour triumph.

    As a result, Homa jumped 53 places from 91st in the world last week, to start the new week with his highest-ranking position yet.

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    Homa also pocketed a hefty $1,674,000 (R24,795,120.60) for his efforts in the process, while Finau went home $1,013,700 (R15,014,823.03) richer.

    Finau moved up two spots in the world rankings to 13th for the new week in what was his 37th top-1o finish on the PGA Tour.

    Patrick Cantlay also continued his rise in world golf, earning his spot on Monday as the seventh-best player in the world, overtaking Rory McIlroy with his T15 finish in Los Angeles.

    Cantlay bagged $151,125 (R 2,241,093.08) for his participation at the event. England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick starts the new week in 16th spot, his joint-highest ranking position ever, after finishing in T5 at the Genesis Invitational.

    Fitzpatrick played some very decent golf over the weekend but couldn’t cap it off with a big final round. He still received $344,100 (R5,101,891.56) in prize money.

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    Sam Burns, who led the way for all but the final round of the event, surged 69 places for his third-place finish on Sunday.

    Burns, who is yet to win a PGA Tour title, fell just short at the final hurdle after an exceptional few rounds of golf over the weekend. He is placed at 80th position for the new week, while he is also $641,700 (R9,514,421.73) richer.


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