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Hatton moves up rankings after title defence

2017-10-09 14:49:01, Views: 12, ICS

Hatton moves up rankings after title defence

Tyrrell Hatton and Brendan Steele shot up the Official World Golf Rankings after wins at the Alfred Dunhill Links and Safeway Open.

Hatton became the first man to successfully defend the title as he held off the charge of Ross Fisher, who broke the Old Course record on a historic final day at St Andrews.

The Englishman moves up seven places from 29 to 22 as a result of the 34 points his tournament victory garnered - above Adam Scott, Kevin Kisner, Daniel Berger, Kevin Chappell and Charl Schwarzel in the standings.

Steele also won the PGA Tour's season-opening Safeway Open for the second straight year, closing with a three-under par round of 69 in windy conditions on Sunday.

The American's two-stroke victory over Tony Finau was worth 26 points and moves him from 59th to 47th in the rankings - the first time he has cracked the top 50.

Dustin Johnson remains at the top of the world list with Jordan Spieth second and Hideki Matsuyama currently ranked third.


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