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Tyrrell Hatton cracks world ranking’s top 10

Englishman improves 5 spots, to a career-high No. 10, after winning the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship

10: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for Tyrrell Hatton, who improved five spots to a career high after winning the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship on Sunday. Hatton, who will turn 29 on Wednesday, becomes only the 10th Englishman to crack the top 10 since the advent of the OWGR on April 6, 1986. Four Englishmen – Nick Faldo, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Justin Rose – have ascended to No. 1. Dating to his victory in the Turkish Airlines Open last November, Hatton has posted seven top-10 results in 13 starts worldwide. Scotland’s Martin Laird leaped into the top 100 with his victory at the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Laird, 37, who had not won on the PGA Tour in 7½ years, improved from No. 351 to No. 88. Laird, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, was ranked as high as 21st after winning the 2011 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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