Tyrrell Hatton jumps inside the top-10 with his Rolex Series victory at Wentworth
Simply by Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 11/10/20 7: 14pm
Patrick Reed bolstered his likelihood of becoming the first American winner from the Race to Dubai by increasing his advantage at the top of the rankings at the BMW PGA Championship.
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Reed came into the event with a slim 28-point lead over compatriot Collin Morikawa, having followed victory on the WGC-Mexico Championship with top-15 surface finishes in the first two majors from the year.
The 2018 Masters champion was the highest-ranked participant in the field at Wentworth for the Rolex Series event, where he posted 3 consecutive 68s over the final 3 days to end the week upon 14 under and in a talk about of third with Andy Sullivan.
Reed’s strong finish requires him to 2, 242 factors and with a 393-point cushion more than Tommy Fleetwood, who moved into 2nd spot after a tied-13th finish, along with PGA Champion Collin Morikawa sliding to third position after choosing not to make the trip to Europe.
Abu Dhabi HSBC Tournament winner Lee Westwood remains within fourth spot following a fourth top-20 in as many starts, with Victor Perez rounding off the top five right after posting his second runner-up complete of the season.
Tyrrell Hatton’s four-stroke victory saw the Brit jump 72 places in the rankings into eighth spot, while Sullivan’s tied-third finish saw him shift from 22nd spot to thirteenth in the season-long rankings.
Ian Poulter rose from 48th to 26th after ending the particular week in fifth spot plus Eddie Pepperell leapt from 97th to occupy Poulter’s former place thanks to a sixth-place finish, along with Joachim Hansen and Scott Hend both moving inside the top hundred after top-10 finishes in the Western Tour’s flagship event.
The next four activities all offer 2, 000 Competition to Dubai points as opposed to the seven, 000 available over the previous a couple weeks, with the Scottish Championship presented simply by AXA followed by the Italian Open up and back-to-back events in Cyprus.
The Masters models off a shortened 2020 main season from November 12-15, with all the season-ending DP World Tour Tournament taking place in Dubai from Dec 10-13.
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