Westwood nabs very last WGC-Match Play spot thru OWGR


Lee Westwood has reason to grin even though he did not hit a shot at TPC Sawgrass. The former global No. 1 became not in the discipline for The Players Championship, but a week off only dropped Westwood from No. Sixty two to No. 64 inside the latest installment of the Official World Golf Ranking. That approach that he hung on to the final spot in the 64-guy subject for next week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, with the scores cutoff made following the PGA Tour’s flagship occasion.


Westwood, who hasn’t teed it up on the grounds that a T-33 finish at the WGC-Mexico Championship, might be making just his 2d begin in a WGC event on the grounds that August 2017. While the 64 certified gamers are actually set, together with No. 62 Russell Knox and No. Sixty three Aaron Wise, the seeding for pods (Nos. 1-16, 17-32, 33-forty eight and 49-sixty four) might be decided based totally on the scores after the Valspar Championship. In the occasion of a withdrawal, international No. Sixty five Satoshi Kodaira is first trade, accompanied by Luke List, Joost Luiten and Adam Hadwin.

Rory McIlroy moved up two spots to No. Four after his victory at TPC Sawgrass, however the most important ratings move turned into reserved for the runner-up. Jim Furyk jumped one hundred ten spots to No. 57, qualifying him for subsequent week’s event in Austin in spite of playing this season on conditional Tour popularity. Eddie Pepperell jumped seven spots to No. 36 after his T-3 end, even as the same end result moved Jhonattan Vegas from 116th to 79th. Dustin Johnson stays global No. 1 for another week, followed via Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka, McIlroy and Justin Thomas. Bryson DeChambeau dropped one spot to No. 6, with Francesco Molinari, Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele and Jon Rahm rounding out the top 10. After tying for 30th at The Players, Tiger Woods fell spots to No. 13 inside the modern ratings.