Phil Mickelson Back in Top 20 Following Win
Phil Mickleson jumped from 34th to 18th in the world following his win at the WGC-Mexico Championship on Sunday.
Runner-up Justin Thomas rose from No. 3 to No. 2 and has narrowed the gap on No. 1 Dustin Johnson to just over a point. Johnson who also finished in the Top 10 at Mexico City, is averaging 10.5002 points per tournament; Thomas is at 9.4419.
Tommy Fleetwood rejoined the top 10 with his strong performance in Mexico at No. 10. Sergio Garcia moved up to 11th ahead of the idle Rory McIlroy. Tyrrell Hatton, who finished tied for third in Mexico, jumped three spots to No. 13 from No. 16.
Tshawne Open winner George Coetzee rose from 140th to 99th with his victory.
Justin Thomas extended his lead with his second-place finish at WGC-Mexico. He has 1,573 points. He’s 264 points ahead of Patton Kizzire. Phil Mickelson, the WGC-Mexico winner, rose to No. 3 from No. 17 with 1,149 points.
Race to Dubai
Although he lost his lead in the final round of the WGC-Mexico Championship, India’s Shubhakar Sharma widened his lead in the Race to Dubai standings. He has 930,074 points through nine events; a lead of 175,000 over Tommy Fleetwood, albeit Fleetwood has played just four events in 2018. Tyrrell Hatton and Rafa Cabrera Bello, who finished tied for third at Mexico, moved up to third and fourth in the rankings.