Sunday, 7 February 2010

2010 Week 05 - Karlsson comes back in Qatar

Having had a bit of a slow descent down the rankings over last year due to his eye injury, Robert Karlsson much improved his standing with a win in Qatar, up to 17 from 31. A strong finish from Quiros also see him rise well this week to number 32.

Rank
This
Week
Rank
Last
Week
Player Events Avg Points Total Points Points lost Points gained
1 1 Tiger Woods 40 13.34 533.51 -53.17
2 2 Phil Mickelson 43 7.75 333.27 -33.09 3.16
3 3 Steve Stricker 44 6.88 302.63 -23.29 25.75
4 4 Lee Westwood 51 6.65 339.13 -22.86 18.90
5 5 Jim Furyk 47 5.42 254.90 -21.53
6 6 Martin Kaymer 51 5.27 268.91 -20.19 56.08
7 9 Paul Casey 45 5.20 233.97 -21.04 19.36
8 7 Padraig Harrington 52 5.14 267.15 -27.15
9 11 Rory McIlroy 55 5.13 282.38 -16.38 21.60
10 8 Henrik Stenson 45 5.10 229.29 -24.26 3.11
11 10 Ian Poulter 50 5.05 252.58 -15.78 32.40
12 12 Geoff Ogilvy 50 4.97 248.33 -22.34 48.16
13 13 Kenny Perry 50 4.61 230.33 -24.69 9.54
14 14 Sergio Garcia 52 4.29 223.24 -27.52 7.90
15 15 Robert Allenby 58 4.29 248.92 -16.73 35.25
16 16 Sean O'Hair 49 4.17 204.31 -18.96 12.42
17 31 Robert Karlsson 41 4.13 169.33 -16.41 54.00
18 19 Retief Goosen 60 4.00 240.23 -18.42 30.30
19 17 Stewart Cink 46 3.99 183.33 -20.88 6.90
20 20 Ernie Els 54 3.96 213.84 -18.50 13.51
21 18 Ross Fisher 49 3.93 192.56 -14.79 1.73
22 21 Lucas Glover 53 3.75 198.54 -14.86 9.74
23 22 Zach Johnson 52 3.52 182.99 -14.87 9.00
24 23 Angel Cabrera 50 3.39 169.46 -13.19 7.96
25 25 Camilo Villegas 52 3.37 175.21 -18.65 10.94
26 24 Anthony Kim 50 3.36 167.97 -19.36 5.04
27 26 Vijay Singh 43 3.01 129.23 -22.71
28 28 Hunter Mahan 51 2.95 150.63 -14.12 1.93
29 32 Nick Watney 53 2.94 155.80 -11.70 9.28
30 27 Y.E. Yang 58 2.94 170.37 -11.11 4.79
31 30 Ryo Ishikawa 54 2.86 154.64 -9.55
32 52 Alvaro Quiros 54 2.83 152.74 -10.09 39.15
33 29 Luke Donald 42 2.78 116.79 -13.17
34 50 Michael Sim 40 2.72 108.85 -5.36 18.20
35 33 Yuta Ikeda 40 2.72 108.80 -5.99
36 37 Charl Schwartzel 56 2.72 152.20 -9.29 46.73
37 36 Mike Weir 48 2.67 128.08 -13.80 6.00
38 34 Tim Clark 57 2.64 150.63 -13.00 15.21
39 35 Adam Scott 45 2.64 118.75 -11.16
40 43 Oliver Wilson 51 2.59 132.17 -12.19 11.16
41 38 Soren Kjeldsen 53 2.59 137.24 -12.53 3.35
42 39 Francesco Molinari 55 2.53 139.28 -9.98 5.04
43 40 Matt Kuchar 52 2.51 130.57 -9.02 31.40
44 41 Anders Hansen 51 2.51 127.78 -8.76 8.10
45 42 Graeme McDowell 54 2.47 133.42 -12.60 4.73
46 44 Soren Hansen 54 2.44 131.74 -11.19 15.32
47 45 Rory Sabbatini 53 2.43 128.55 -10.19 29.33
48 47 Simon Dyson 58 2.38 137.81 -9.70 4.45
49 46 Ryan Moore 52 2.34 121.79 -7.39 11.88
50 49 David Toms 48 2.32 111.51 -10.00 1.55
51 48 Brian Gay 60 2.29 137.10 -12.83 7.92
52 54 Peter Hanson 52 2.28 118.80 -9.35 11.48
53 51 Edoardo Molinari 52 2.26 117.62 -4.48 5.31
54 55 Justin Leonard 50 2.21 110.36 -14.29
55 53 Dustin Johnson 55 2.18 119.95 -10.18 8.16
56 109 Ben Crane 51 2.15 109.54 -7.93 42.00
57 58 Alexander Noren 48 2.14 102.75 -7.86 2.86
58 56 Stephen Ames 47 2.13 100.29 -8.95 9.05
59 60 Thongchai Jaidee 58 2.12 122.84 -9.60 7.12
60 57 Miguel A. Jimenez 55 2.11 116.27 -14.08
61 59 Jeev M. Singh 60 2.07 124.45 -14.21 1.27
62 61 Chad Campbell 53 2.03 107.76 -11.16 7.25
63 62 Ben Curtis 44 2.01 88.58 -12.01 1.28
64 63 Scott Verplank 47 1.99 93.52 -8.75
65 64 Ross McGowan 54 1.96 105.77 -5.65 2.45
66 67 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 52 1.96 101.70 -9.29 2.08
67 68 Kevin Na 53 1.95 103.35 -9.32 4.65
68 65 Shingo Katayama 55 1.94 106.88 -10.63
69 66 Jason Dufner 52 1.91 99.21 -5.90 5.04
70 72 Chris Wood 40 1.89 75.70 -5.62 8.65
71 69 Hiroyuki Fujita 49 1.89 92.57 -7.34
72 70 Justin Rose 55 1.83 100.54 -9.11 7.67
73 75 Louis Oosthuizen 52 1.82 94.59 -8.03 19.96
74 71 Heath Slocum 58 1.81 104.88 -9.35 3.47
75 97 Brandt Snedeker 52 1.78 92.52 -8.80 21.80
76 73 Davis Love III 51 1.76 89.51 -8.13 10.33
77 76 Koumei Oda 50 1.74 86.85 -4.59
78 74 John Senden 60 1.73 104.03 -8.86
79 77 Kenichi Kuboya 49 1.73 84.56 -4.86
80 79 John Rollins 55 1.72 94.55 -8.11 14.58
81 100 Marc Leishman 60 1.72 103.13 -5.70 21.29
82 78 Yasuharu Imano 40 1.72 68.66 -3.40
83 80 Brendan Jones 42 1.66 69.88 -6.58
84 90 Shane Lowry 40 1.65 65.95 -2.34 19.06
85 82 WC Liang 48 1.62 77.84 -4.95 2.21
86 81 James Kingston 53 1.62 85.93 -8.14 2.80
87 84 Martin Laird 56 1.62 90.52 -4.71 14.35
88 87 Jerry Kelly 57 1.62 92.14 -9.28 2.62
89 83 Bubba Watson 52 1.61 83.91 -7.89 14.33
90 91 Kevin Sutherland 52 1.61 83.62 -10.11 6.39
91 86 Mathew Goggin 58 1.61 93.12 -10.50 1.28
92 88 Anthony Wall 54 1.59 85.72 -7.86 1.95
93 85 Steve Marino 60 1.58 95.42 -9.74
94 89 Gregory Bourdy 55 1.58 86.96 -4.59
95 93 K.J. Choi 47 1.56 73.20 -9.84 5.41
96 92 Pat Perez 51 1.52 77.41 -8.11 8.49
97 94 Scott Strange 52 1.47 76.60 -6.41
98 95 Ryan Palmer 55 1.45 79.72 -3.72 50.00
99 96 Prayad Marksaeng 60 1.44 86.68 -9.16 1.95
100 101 Darren Clarke 56 1.43 79.81 -8.43 11.00

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

2010 Week 04 - Whatchacallim from Germany hits top ten - Martin Kaymer now six in the world. (Bet you handn't realised he was in the top 20)

The big moves this week come from the hotly contested Abu Dhabi Championship, with German Martin Kaymer holding his nerve to claim a title which vaults him to a lofty position of sixth in the world - Lee Westwood the only European in front of him. It's a remarkable rise for Kaymer, who will be little known to many but looks set to become the next big name for German golf - there have been few since Langer, Alex Cejka anyone? Having won a few more minor tournaments this is a real step up for him and has announced him as a big time player, one to watch.

Ian Poulter couldn't quite follow through after his strong start but his second placing takes him to a career high tenth, swapping places with third place Rory McIlroy. Another young Irish prospect, Shane Lowry, whose Irish Open win as an amateur last year didn't profit him in anything other than prestige, carded a strong final round to rise through the field and is rewarded by breaking into the top 1oo - now at 90.


1 1 Tiger Woods 40 13.59 543.63 -43.05
2 2 Phil Mickelson 43 7.83 336.68 -26.52
3 3 Steve Stricker 45 6.83 307.18 -18.74 25.75
4 4 Lee Westwood 51 6.37 324.82 -18.27
5 5 Jim Furyk 47 5.51 259.19 -17.23
6 14 Martin Kaymer 51 5.31 270.70 -16.32 54.00
7 6 Padraig Harrington 52 5.24 272.63 -21.67
8 7 Henrik Stenson 45 5.20 233.80 -19.75 3.11
9 8 Paul Casey 44 5.16 227.04 -16.81 8.20
10 12 Ian Poulter 50 5.12 256.09 -12.26 32.40
11 10 Rory McIlroy 56 5.10 285.69 -13.07 21.60
12 9 Geoff Ogilvy 51 4.96 252.80 -17.87 48.16
13 11 Kenny Perry 50 4.68 233.92 -19.83 8.28
14 13 Sergio Garcia 52 4.34 225.92 -21.97 5.04
15 15 Robert Allenby 58 4.26 247.15 -13.25 30.00
16 16 Sean O'Hair 50 4.16 208.09 -15.19 12.42
17 18 Stewart Cink 47 3.99 187.32 -16.89 6.90
18 20 Ross Fisher 49 3.96 194.14 -11.48
19 17 Retief Goosen 60 3.95 237.01 -14.62 23.28
20 19 Ernie Els 54 3.88 209.39 -14.77 5.32
21 21 Lucas Glover 53 3.70 196.26 -11.88 4.49
22 22 Zach Johnson 52 3.58 185.94 -11.91 9.00
23 23 Angel Cabrera 50 3.44 172.20 -10.45 7.96
24 24 Anthony Kim 51 3.37 171.98 -15.35 5.04
25 25 Camilo Villegas 52 3.31 171.93 -14.90 3.92
26 26 Vijay Singh 44 3.04 133.73 -18.20
27 29 Y.E. Yang 58 2.98 172.56 -8.92 4.79
28 28 Hunter Mahan 51 2.97 151.50 -11.32
29 31 Luke Donald 41 2.91 119.39 -10.58
30 30 Ryo Ishikawa 54 2.90 156.65 -7.54
31 27 Robert Karlsson 41 2.89 118.59 -13.16
32 32 Nick Watney 53 2.88 152.87 -9.38 4.03
33 33 Yuta Ikeda 40 2.75 110.18 -4.61
34 39 Tim Clark 57 2.69 153.29 -10.34 15.21
35 34 Adam Scott 45 2.68 120.71 -9.20
36 37 Mike Weir 49 2.67 130.85 -11.03 6.00
37 35 Charl Schwartzel 56 2.67 149.27 -7.49 42.00
38 36 Soren Kjeldsen 53 2.60 137.66 -10.03 1.27
39 38 Francesco Molinari 55 2.57 141.37 -7.89 5.04
40 46 Matt Kuchar 52 2.55 132.37 -7.22 31.40
41 42 Anders Hansen 51 2.54 129.61 -6.92 8.10
42 40 Graeme McDowell 54 2.43 131.27 -10.02
43 41 Oliver Wilson 51 2.42 123.51 -9.69
44 50 Soren Hansen 54 2.42 130.58 -8.93 11.90
45 44 Rory Sabbatini 54 2.41 130.26 -8.47 29.33
46 47 Ryan Moore 52 2.37 123.27 -5.91 11.88
47 45 Simon Dyson 58 2.37 137.24 -7.77 1.95
48 48 Brian Gay 60 2.33 139.67 -10.25 7.92
49 43 David Toms 49 2.32 113.51 -8.01 1.55
50 49 Michael Sim 40 2.30 91.81 -4.20
51 51 Edoardo Molinari 51 2.27 115.75 -3.48 2.45
52 55 Alvaro Quiros 54 2.27 122.36 -8.07 6.75
53 53 Dustin Johnson 54 2.26 121.91 -8.21 8.16
54 60 Peter Hanson 52 2.23 116.02 -7.41 6.75
55 52 Justin Leonard 51 2.21 112.96 -11.69
56 56 Stephen Ames 46 2.18 100.32 -7.22 7.35
57 54 Miguel A. Jimenez 55 2.17 119.10 -11.25
58 59 Alexander Noren 48 2.15 103.06 -6.29 1.59
59 58 Jeev M. Singh 60 2.12 127.31 -11.35 1.27
60 62 Thongchai Jaidee 58 2.12 122.70 -7.67 5.04
61 57 Chad Campbell 53 2.08 110.04 -8.87 7.25
62 63 Ben Curtis 44 2.04 89.70 -9.60
63 61 Scott Verplank 47 2.03 95.24 -7.02
64 65 Ross McGowan 53 2.02 106.93 -4.49 2.45
65 64 Shingo Katayama 55 1.98 109.08 -8.43
66 67 Jason Dufner 51 1.97 100.39 -4.72 5.04
67 66 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 52 1.95 101.45 -7.45
68 70 Kevin Na 54 1.95 105.17 -7.51 4.65
69 68 Hiroyuki Fujita 49 1.92 94.14 -5.78
70 69 Justin Rose 54 1.85 100.07 -7.22 5.32
71 71 Heath Slocum 59 1.81 106.76 -7.48 3.47
72 77 Chris Wood 40 1.80 72.10 -4.50 3.92
73 72 Davis Love III 51 1.79 91.13 -6.50 10.33
74 73 John Senden 60 1.76 105.80 -7.09
75 90 Louis Oosthuizen 52 1.76 91.47 -6.42 15.23
76 74 Koumei Oda 50 1.76 87.79 -3.65
77 75 Kenichi Kuboya 49 1.75 85.70 -3.72
78 76 Yasuharu Imano 40 1.74 69.41 -2.65
79 78 John Rollins 55 1.70 93.34 -6.49 11.74
80 79 Brendan Jones 43 1.66 71.22 -5.24
81 84 James Kingston 53 1.65 87.46 -6.61 2.80
82 81 WC Liang 48 1.65 79.09 -3.69 2.21
83 102 Bubba Watson 52 1.64 85.45 -6.34 14.33
84 83 Martin Laird 55 1.63 89.72 -3.58 12.42
85 82 Steve Marino 60 1.62 97.37 -7.79
86 80 Mathew Goggin 58 1.62 93.93 -8.41
87 85 Jerry Kelly 58 1.62 93.90 -7.51 2.62
88 87 Anthony Wall 54 1.62 87.30 -6.28 1.95
89 86 Gregory Bourdy 55 1.60 87.88 -3.67
90 138 Shane Lowry 40 1.59 63.56 -1.86 16.20
91 88 Kevin Sutherland 52 1.58 81.91 -8.13 2.71
92 89 Pat Perez 51 1.55 79.00 -6.53 8.49
93 91 K.J. Choi 47 1.52 71.35 -8.00 1.73
94 93 Scott Strange 52 1.50 77.89 -5.12
95 92 Ryan Palmer 54 1.49 80.47 -2.97 50.00
96 96 Prayad Marksaeng 60 1.48 88.54 -7.30 1.95
97 101 Brandt Snedeker 52 1.46 76.08 -7.04 3.60
98 94 Rod Pampling 60 1.46 87.47 -7.59
99 97 Mark Wilson 56 1.45 81.32 -6.50 5.34
100 99 Marc Leishman 60 1.43 86.07 -4.56 3.09