Keeping Score

Carlos Ortiz continues climb in world ranking

Mexican jumps to 65th after winning the PGA Tour’s Houston Open; Scottish winner Robert MacIntyre also hits career high, at 62nd

65: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking, an improvement of 95 spots, for Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz, who made the jump on Monday, one day after winning the PGA Tour’s Houston Open. Ortiz, 29, who played college golf at North Texas and resides in Dallas, claimed his first PGA Tour victory in his adopted home state en route to a career high in the world order. He ended 2019 at No. 142. Across the Atlantic, Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre also reached a career high in the OWGR after he won the European Tour’s Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown. He improved 29 spots, to No. 62, for his first victory on the European Tour. It was his second consecutive finish of third or better during the tour’s fortnight on the Mediterranean island. The top six in the world ranking remained unchanged, with American Dustin Johnson at No. 1 for the 12th week in a row.

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