‘New Year’s first top 10’ Lim Seong-jae climbs one notch to 18th in the world rankings
Reporter Kwon Hyeok-joon = Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics), who achieved the first ‘Top 10’ of the new year, took a step up in the world rankings.
In the men’s golf world ranking announced on the 30th (local time), Lim Seong-jae ranked 18th, up one notch from last week with a ranking point of 3.6696.
Im Seong-jae tied for 4th place with a final total of 9 under par 279 at the Farmers Insurance Open of the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour, which ended on the 29th. It was his first ‘Top 10’ result after his 4th appearance in 2023.
This has led to changes in the world rankings. Im Seong-jae, who finished last year in 19th place, pushed Billy Horshall (USA) and moved up to 18th place.
On the other hand, Kim Joo-hyung (21, Nike Golf), who took a break from participating in the tournament last week, was pushed back by Max Homa (USA) from 13th to 14th.
Lee Kyung-hoon (32, CJ Logistics), who also took a week off, fell 3 places to 39th. Kim Si-woo (28, CJ Logistics), who tied for 25th at the Farmers Insurance Open, fell from 40th to 41st last week. 메이저놀이터
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) held the No. 1 spot for the 14th week. At the DP World Tour Dubai Desert Classic, which ended on the 30th, McIlroy, who made his first sortie of the new year, won the championship. The ranking point was 8.7165 points, widening the gap with Scotty Scheffler (USA, 8.0448 points) in second place.
Patrick Reed (USA), who finished runner-up by one stroke in the same tournament, jumped 33 places from 90th last week to 57th. Reid, who moved to LIV Golf last year, has been unable to accumulate world ranking points, and his ranking has continued to decline.
In addition, John Rahm (Spain), Cameron Smith (Australia), Patrick Cantley, and Zander Scheupele (above USA) maintained the same 3rd to 6th places as last week.
Colin Morikawa and Will Zalatoris (USA) swapped positions to become 7th and 8th, respectively, while Justin Thomas (USA) and Matt Fitzpatrick (England) retained 9th and 10th places.