Reed lost to ‘Enemy’ McIlroy.. The world ranking rose 33 places
Patrick Reed ( pictured ), DP World Tour Hero Dubai Desert Classic, lost to ‘enemies’ Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), but rose 33 places in the world rankings.
Reed tied for the lead with Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) until the 17th hole in the final day of the tournament held at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, UAE on the 30th (Korean time) and competed for the championship until the very end of the game. However, in the last 18th hole (par 5), it stopped at par and knelt down by one stroke to McIlroy, who caught a 4.5m birdie.
Reid, who started the final round four strokes behind the leader McIlroy, drove 7 under par on the final day and played a key role in the dramatic match. As a result, with this runner-up, he reaped the harvest of rising 33 places in the world rankings from 90th to 57th.
Reid was playing in LIV Golf, which does not award world ranking points, and was pushed down from 6th to 90th in the world rankings. However, with this win, he can expect to enter the top 50 girls in the world rankings. Reed, who earned a lifetime berth by winning the 2018 Masters, needs to stay in the top 50 in the world rankings to remain stable for the rest of his majors. 스포츠토토
McIlroy, who won thrilling victories with consecutive birdies on the 17th and 18th holes, firmly maintained his world No. 1 ranking. The win marked McIlroy’s bucket list of first wins in the New Year since his professional debut in 2007. In particular, McIlroy’s joy was doubled by winning the game against Reed, who had an emotional battle called the tee gate before the opening game.
Colin Morikawa (USA) finished 3rd at the PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open, rising one notch to 7th in the world rankings. Will Zalatoris (USA), who did not play last week, switched places with Morikawa in 8th place. Among the 10 girls in the world rankings, these are the only ones that have changed. John Rahm (Spain), who failed to win three consecutive victories at the Farmers Insurance Open, kept the third place.
Lim Seong-jae (25), who tied for 4th at the Farmers Insurance Open, raised his world ranking from 19th to 18th. Kim Joo-hyung (21), who took a break last week, dropped one notch from 13th to 14th, but maintained the highest ranking among Asian players. Max Homa (USA), who won the Farmers Insurance Open, switched places with Kim Joo-hyung from 14th to 13th.