In the men’s golf world rankings announced on the 23rd, Jon Ram (Spain) rose from 4th place a week ago to 3rd place.
The first place was still Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), and the second place was Scotty Scheffler (USA).
All golf fans who saw this result tilted their heads.
This is because Rahm, who won the PGA Tour American Express, which ended on the 23rd, has already achieved remarkable results by lifting the PGA Tour championship trophy twice this month alone.
He won a come-from-behind victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions on the 9th, missed the Sony Open, but rose to the top in two weeks at the American Express.
Moreover, Ram’s winning streak had already begun in the second half of last year.
Ram also won the DP World Tour Spain Open in October last year and the DP World Tour Championship in December.
He won four championships in six appearances in four months. He also finished in the top 10 on both occasions where he missed the championship.
Including the second place in the DP World Tour BMW PGA Championship in September last year, he has won 4 wins in the last 7 tournaments he has participated in and has never been out of the top 10.
That doesn’t mean that McIlroy outperformed Ram. While Rahm won 4 out of 7 matches, McIlroy participated in 5 tournaments and won once.
Of course, it is true that he showed excellent performance so that he never fell below 4th place, but he certainly fell short of Ram.
Despite this, when Ram failed to rise to No. 1 in the world rankings, public opinion arose that it was a phenomenon that was difficult to understand not only for fans but also for experts.
Ram himself also expressed his discomfort, saying, “I feel like I’m number one in the world, but since they say it’s not the world ranking system…”
The American golf media pointed out that the world ranking system does not properly inform who is the best golfer in the world.
The world ranking system reflects not only recent performance, but also performance over the past two years.
Recent grades are more important because recent grades are given more weight than past grades, but grades over a period of time also have an impact.
The reason why Rahm could not catch up with McIlroy and Schaeffler even with recent results is that the two players were far ahead of Rahm until the first half of last year.
When he won the Spanish Open, Rahm was world No. 6.
However, when the PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open, which opens on the 26th, is over, Ram is highly likely to rise to No. 1 in the world rankings.
Rahm will surpass McIlroy and rise to No. 1 in the world rankings even if he only finishes third at the Farmers Insurance Open. 토토사이트
Of course, winning is even better.
If Ram rises to No. 1 in the world rankings, it will be his first comeback in 10 months since March last year.
He rose to No. 1 in the world rankings for the first time in July 2020, and has reached No. 1 in the world rankings a total of four times.
The first and second stayed in first place for only two weeks, and the third one also ended in three weeks, but from July 2021, it stayed at number one in the world rankings for 36 weeks.