Phoenix Open 2nd consecutive victory, Schaeffler regains world No. 1… Lim Seong-jae maintained 18th place
Scotty Scheffler, who successfully defended the title at the WM Phoenix Open on the PGA Tour, regained the world number one spot in the men’s golf rankings.
Schaeffler recorded a ranking point of 9.1809 in the men’s golf world ranking announced on the 13th (Korean time). He moved up to first, overtaking Rory McIlroy (8.6708 points)메이저놀이터.
Schaeffler won the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open, which ended on the same day, with a final total of 19 under par 265 strokes. He won his second straight tournament and his fifth PGA Tour career victory. On the other hand, McIlroy, who was world number one, fell to second place after finishing the tournament with a tie of 32.
Schaeffler won her first PGA Tour victory at the Phoenix Open last year. He continued his terrifying momentum and swept 4 victories until the Masters Tournament in April. He quickly rose to No. 1 in the men’s golf world rankings.
He held the No. 1 spot for six months before giving way to McIlroy in October of last year. However, he won the Phoenix Open, which was the start of last year’s glory, and regained the world number one.
After finishing third at the Phoenix Open, Lam maintained his world number three spot. Cameron Smith, Patrick Cantley, and Zander Scheupele were placed 4th through 6th.
Among Korean players, Kim Joo-hyung, who had a poor performance in a tie for 50th at the Phoenix Open, traded places with Sam Burns and moved down one notch to 15th. Im Seong-jae, who tied for 6th at the Phoenix Open and finished in the top 10 for the 3rd time of the season, maintained 18th place in the world rankings.
Lee Gyeong-hoon moved up two steps to 39th place, and Kim Si-woo maintained 42nd place.