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Viktor Hovland reaches No. 3 in world rankings


Another week, one other milestone within the younger profession of Viktor Hovland.

After rising to a career-best No. 5 within the Official World Golf Ranking final week, the 24-year-old Norwegian star climbed one other two spots following his victory on the Dubai Desert Classic.

Hovland rallied from six photographs again to say his third victory in his previous 5 worldwide begins. In doing so, the previous Oklahoma State standout leapfrogged Americans Patrick Cantlay and Dustin Johnson and is now behind solely Spain’s Jon Rahm and Collin Morikawa of the U.S.

Rahm tied for third on the Farmers Insurance Open whereas Morikawa claimed a share of 18th in Dubai.

Among the gamers Hovland raced previous together with his closing 66 on Sunday was Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman completed solo third, ok to maneuver him up two spots to No. 6, forward of Americans Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Bryson DeChambeau.

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama rounds out the highest 10 following his T30 at Torrey Pines.

Cantlay is the one top-10 participant on this week’s discipline on the ATT Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the place he’s the pre-tournament favourite at 700 by DraftKings.

The greatest transfer of the week belonged to Luke List, who catapulted 95 spots to 56th together with his playoff victory on the Farmers Insurance Open.

List’s career-high is forty fifth, however he had dropped as little as a hundred and ninetieth after lacking the reduce on the Sony Open to start 2021. Torrey Pines clearly fits the 37-year-old, as he completed T10 on the occasion final yr to climb again to No. 159.

In claiming his first PGA Tour victory, List denied a maiden victory for rising star Will Zalatoris. Zalatoris settled for a par and second place on the primary playoff gap, however nonetheless moved up seven spots to No. 29 on this planet. He additionally completed runner-up ultimately yr’s Masters.

Rickie Fowler, who missed his second reduce in as many occasions to start 2022, has dropped to 108th. Good good friend Jordan Spieth additionally failed to succeed in the weekend and slipped one spot to No. 15.

–Field Level Media