Compleat Golfer playing editor Brandon Stone has moved up to fifth in the Race to Dubai, securing automatic qualification for the WGC-Mexico Championship.
Stone finished second at last weekend’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic, which gave him a massive boost up the rankings.
Despite missing the cut over this past weekend’s Saudi International, the 27-year-old remained in fifth spot but booked his spot for Concession Golf Club at the end of the month in the process.
The top 10 in the Race to Dubai standings on 15 February qualify for the first WGC event of the year and with no European Tour competition this week, it means the current top 10.
Tyrrell Hatton sits atop the standings, following his win in Abu Dhabi in January with Australia’s Jason Scrivener in second.
Paul Casey and Rory McIlroy occupy third and fourth place, respectively, while Rafa Cabrera Bello, Justin Rose, Robert MacIntyre, Tony Finau and David Lipsky complete the rest of the top 10.
Stone competed at the 2018 WGC Bridgestone Invitational, where he got his first taste of the Championship.
The WGC-Mexico Championship will be held from 25-28 February and has been moved to Florida for this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Patrick Reed will start the event as the defending champion.