With his 3rd worldwide victory in past 10 months, Hatton improves to No. 5 in world as he seeks to join England's past No. 1 golfers
5: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for Tyrrell Hatton, an improvement of four spots to a career high in the world order, after he won the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday. Hatton, 29, of England, has won three titles worldwide in the past 10 months: the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational and two Rolex Series events on the European Tour, the BMW PGA and Abu Dhabi. Since the 1986 introduction of the OWGR, four Englishmen have held the No. 1 spot: Nick Faldo (97 total weeks in 1990-94), Lee Westwood (22 in 2010-11), Luke Donald (56 in 2011-12) and Justin Rose (13 in 2018-19). The top four spots in the world order remained unchanged this week, with American Dustin Johnson on top for the 23rd consecutive week, followed by Spain’s Jon Rahm and Americans Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa. South Korea’s Si Woo Kim leaped from 96th to No. 48 with his victory at the PGA Tour’s The American Express. Kim was ranked as high as 28th after winning the 2017 Players Championship. He had fallen as low as No. 133 last year.
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