Thursday, August 18, 2022

Ramsay in DP World Tour Rankings top 20 after Cazoo Classic victory

The 39-year-old Scotsman ended a seven-year title drought with a clutch 12-foot par putt to snare the €1.75 million Cazoo Classic by a stroke from hometown favourite Paul Waring at Hillside Golf Club on Sunday, July 24.

Dubai, UAE:  Richie Ramsay delivered on a daddy-daughter promise to win the Cazoo Classic and surge into the top 20 of the DP World Tour Rankings in partnership with Rolex.

The 39-year-old Scotsman ended a seven-year title drought with a clutch 12-foot par putt to snare the €1.75 million Cazoo Classic by a stroke from hometown favourite Paul Waring at Hillside Golf Club on Sunday, July 24.

A fourth DP World Tour title earned Ramsay 460 DP World Tour Rankings points which saw the 2006 U.S. Amateur champion rise 37th spots into 20th position in the season Rankings, comfortably inside the top 50 who earn starts in the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in November.

“The biggest thing for me was I made a promise to my daughter and I don’t break promises to her,” said Ramsay who signed for a closing 69 to finish 14 under par to Waring’s 70 for 13 under.

“Obviously I got a bit emotional there at the end. But I haven’t won since my daughter was born and that’s six years. That one’s for Olivia. Hopefully she’s watching.

The DP World Tour rolls on to the €1.75 million Hero Open at the Fairmont St Andrews this week ahead of the Cazoo Open supported by Gareth Bale at Celtic Manor from August 4-7. 

“I’ve got the U.S. Amateur trophy and the Omega European Masters in the living room and she likes those trophies. I said I would get her a trophy and this one’s for her.”

Waring’s runner-up finish saw the Englishman move up 88 places to 63rd and now on the cusp of a place in the field at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Swede Marcus Kinhult, who finished tied third, is now inside the top 100, up 22 places to 86th, while Dutchman Daan Huizing has made what is potentially an even more significant jump after also sharing of third place at the 12 under par.

Huizing is up 36th spots to 122nd – one place inside the provisional cut for retention of DP World Tour membership for 2023.

Denmark’s Thorbjørn Olesen moved up two places in the Rankings from 19th to 17th on the back of his tied 11th place finish while also making eye-catching moves were Englishman Callum Shinkwin and Scotland’s Grant Forrest, up to 100th and 116th respectively on the back of tied 16th and tied third placings in Southport.

The DP World Tour rolls on to the €1.75 million Hero Open at the Fairmont St Andrews this week ahead of the Cazoo Open supported by Gareth Bale at Celtic Manor from August 4-7. 

Top ten DP World Tour Rankings in partnership with Rolex 

after the Cazoo Classic

DP World Tour Rankings 

Pos Name Country Points

1 Rory McIlroy (NIR) 2,993.1

2 Will Zalatoris (USA) 2,661.5

3 Matt Fitzpatrick (ENG) 2,579.3

4 Viktor Hovland (NOR) 2,415.2

5 Ryan Fox (NZL) 2,176.0

6 Thomas Pieters (BEL) 2,173.0

7 Justin Thomas (USA) 2,051.6

8 Adrian Meronk (POL) 2,032.0

9 Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 1,571.5

10 Pablo Larrazabal (ESP) 1,308.6

 

About the DP World Tour

 

The DP World Tour is the main men’s professional golf Tour of the European Tour group, with a global schedule featuring a minimum of 44 tournaments in 25 different countries across the 2022 season.

 

Formerly known as the European Tour, which was established in 1972, the 2022 DP World Tour schedule includes five Rolex Series events, along with four Major Championships, two World Golf Championship events and three tournaments co-sanctioned with the PGA TOUR, as well as tournaments staged around the world with a minimum prize of $2million for all events solely sanctioned by the DP World Tour.

 

The season concludes with the final Rolex Series event, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, where the winner of the Tour’s season-long competition, the DP World Tour Rankings, will be crowned.

 

DP World, the leading provider of global smart end-to-end supply chain and logistics solutions, is the title partner of the DP World Tour, which is administered by the European Tour group.

 

About the European Tour group

The European Tour group is the overarching corporate brand which administers four competition brands: the DP World Tour, the Challenge Tour, the Legends Tour and, along with the PGA of America, is the Managing Partner of golf’s greatest team contest, the Ryder Cup.

 

Established in 1972, the European Tour group is committed to‘Driving Golf Further’ through our guiding principles of being innovative, inclusive and global.

Innovative: We are driving innovation in golf through the creation of award-winning content, pioneering tournament formats and the use of the latest technology and inventive fan engagement. We are committed to attracting new audiences whilst respecting the tradition of our sport.

Inclusive: We are committed to include all who share a love for the game of golf. We are passionate about a closer collaboration with the women’s game, golf for the disabled and promoting the many physical and mental health benefits of playing golf.  

Global: Since 1972, players from 37 different countries have won tournaments on our main Tour, while our live broadcast reaches more than 490 million homes in more than 150 countries every week, generating in excess of 2,200 global broadcast hours for each event. We also enjoy the support of many of the world’s leading business brands with DP World, Rolex, BMW, Callaway, Emirates, Fortinet, Velocity Global and Zoom as Official Partners.

 

The European Tour group has Strategic Alliances with the PGA TOUR, the Sunshine Tour and ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia, while we also drive positive community impact through our overarching CSR programme, Golf for Good.

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