SA golfers’ world rank­ings plunge

The high­est-ranked lo­cal player is Charl Schwartzel down at num­ber 20

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While South African pro­fes­sional golfers con­tinue to take a plunge in world rat­ings due to poor show­ing, Sun­shine Tour ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Sel­wyn Nathan be­lieves it is not all doom and gloom for the play­ers.

A quick glance at the cur­rent stand­ings shows there are no lo­cal play­ers in the top 10 on the of­fi­cial world golf rank­ing list – a sys­tem for rat­ing the per­for­mance level of male pro­fes­sional golfers com­pet­ing at the high­est level glob­ally.

Ac­cord­ing to this week’s list­ings, Charl Schwartzel is the coun­try’s high­est-ranked player at a dis­ap­point­ing 20th po­si­tion.

This is in sharp con­trast to the pe­riod dur­ing which he played the best golf of his ca­reer, fin­ish­ing sixth in 2012.

In the same year, he fin­ished tied for fourth at the WGC-Cadil­lac Cham­pi­onship at Do­ral Golf Re­sort & Spa in Do­ral, Florida.

Schwartzel’s re­spectable plac­ing


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