Australia’s Cameron Smith got in the leading 10 of the Authorities World Golf Ranking for the very first time on Monday. Smith increased 11 areas
to No. 10 following his win at the year-opening Competition of Champions, where he Rahm preserved his No. 1 area ahead of Collin Morikawa, who was not able to battle the area far from Rahm in his 2nd attempt. Smith is the 113th gamer to sign up with the leading 10 given that the OWGR started in 1986, and the ninth Australian to do so. He signs up with Stuart Appleby, Ian Baker-Finch, Rodger Davis, Jason Day, Steve Elkington, Greg Norman, Geoff Ogilvy and Adam Scott. Rahm and Morikawa are followed by Americans Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay and Justin Thomas in the leading 5. Johnson was the only gamer amongst them not to receive this year’s Competition of Champions. The remainder of the leading 10 consists of Norway’s Viktor Hovland, Americans Xander Schauffele and Bryson DeChambeau, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and Smith. McIlroy got approved for recently’s occasion however chose not to enter. The greatest mover of the week was Australia’s Matt Joins, who rose 38 areas to No. 66.
He ended up solo 3rd at 32 under after setting the trip’s 36-hole scoring record by publishing a 62 and a 61 over the weekend. Jason Kokrak, who ended up last in the 38-player field, dropped 2 areas to No. 22. Reuters