‘The Open runner-up’ Kim Joo-hyung jumps to world No. 17. Up 7 spots
‘Rookie’ Kim Joo-hyung (21), who made his presence felt with his runner-up finish at the The Open (British Open) last week, is now ranked 17th in the world.
This is a jump of seven spots from last week’s 24th place. This makes him the highest-ranked South Korean player, overtaking Lim Sung-jae (27th).
This is the first time Kim has cracked the top 20 this year. After climbing to 13th in the world rankings in January last year, Kim’s ranking slipped slightly this year and he fell out of the top 20, but he returned to the top 20 after finishing tied for sixth and tied for second in his two matches against England.
Brian Harman (USA), who won the Open, also jumped from 26th to 10th in the world rankings. This is the first time Harman has cracked the top 10.키톤토토
There was no change in the world rankings, with Scottie Shaffler (USA), Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Yon Ram (Spain) remaining in the top three.
South Korea’s players are led by Kim Joo-hyung and Lim Sung-jae, with Kim Si-woo and Lee Kyung-hoon ranked 37th and 54th, respectively, and Ahn Byung-hoon up seven spots to 78th.