Phil Mickelson climbed 10 spots at the chief board with a final-round 68 on the WGC-HSBC Champions. It wasn’t sufficient, even though, to stay from falling underneath a undeniable stage within the Legitimate Global Golfing Rating for the primary time in additional than 1 / 4 century.
Mickelson’s outstanding run of being within the OWGR’s peak 50 is projected to come back to an finish when the weekly rating comes out on Monday. The five-time main champ first entered the highest 50 on Nov. 23, 1996, after a runner-up end on the Casio Global Open in Japan.
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Sarcastically, his wonderful streak used to be snapped by means of a runner-up end in Japan as smartly. Shugo Imahira’s solo 2d on the Mynavi ABC Championship at the Japan Golfing Excursion will transfer the 27-year-old to No. 50, bumping the 49-year-old Corridor-of-Famer.
Twitter’s Legitimate Global Golfing Rating guru @Nosferatu first identified the location on Sunday:
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And projected what the brand new OWGR will seem like with Rory McIlroy last the space on Global No. 1 Brooks Koepka because of his newest WGC win:
Mickelson jumped to No. 17 with a win on the AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-am, the 44th of his PGA Excursion profession. However he is recorded only one peak top-25 end since—a T-18 on the Masters—whilst lacking the reduce 8 instances.
“It used to be a excellent run,” Mickelson informed the Related Press after Sunday’s around in Shanghai. “However I’ll be again.”
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