Jon Rahm not only made history this Sunday by winning the Augusta Masters. The man from Barrika also managed to recover number 1 in the world golf ranking, which was held by the American Scottie Scheffler. Rahm put on the green jacket at the hands of Scheffler, winner in 2022, after ending the complicated weekend that culminated on the day that Severiano Ballesteros, the first Spaniard to win in Augusta, would have turned 66.
The victory in the 87 Masters places him at the top of the world list with an average of 10.86 points, compared to Scheffler’s 10.56, tenth this Sunday, and McIlroy’s 8.78, who failed to make the cut after the second day.
On March 13, Scheffler had taken number one from the Spanish player after winning The Players, a tournament from which the ‘León de Barrika’ had to withdraw due to gastroenteritis. He now recovers it in style after achieving his second ‘big’
Rahm also leads the classification of the FedExCup, the American circuit table, after his fourth victory of the course, with 2,631 points, with Scheffler also second, with 1,844, and Max Homa third with 1,801. The American Patrick Cantlay, who lost his chances of being in the top positions in the last round, remains fourth (7.11) ahead of the Australian Cameron Smith (5.81) and his compatriot Xander Schauffele (5.79), who advance one place and They push Max Homa (5.74) back to seventh place.
While the American Will Zalatoris (down at the last minute) and the Norwegian Viktor Hovland, seventh this Sunday, remain eighth and ninth, respectively, the American Sam Burns rises to tenth place and Justin Thomas, who shared a match, drops from eighth to twelfth.
with Rahm the first two rounds and who failed to make the cut. Sergio García was not in the final two days either and drops from position 161 to 166, while Adri Arnaus descends to 81st place, Adrián Otaegui to 88th and Pablo Larrazábal to 97th.
The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for assessing the level of performance of professional golfers. It was introduced in 1986, supported by the four major tournaments and six professional tours that make up the International Federation of the PGA Tours, namely the PGA Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Japan Golf Tour and the Sunshine Tour.
points also for good final placements in the following tours: Web.com Tour, Challenge Tour, PGA Tour Canada, OneAsia Tour, Korean Tour, PGA Tour Latinoamérica, Asian Development Tour, PGA Tour China, Alps Tour, Nordic Golf League, PGA EuroPro Tour , ProGolf Tour, MENA Golf Tour.