Date: May 06, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Rumford soars into world’s top 80

On the back of his startling back-to-back European Tour victories, Australian Brett Rumford has cracked world golf&aposs top 100. Rumford went from world number 237 a fortnight ago to 76th in the rankings on Monday, after winning both the Ballantine&aposs Championship and the China Open in consecutive weeks, to finally see his ranking in two digits for the first time since turning professional in 2000. The 35-year-old Perth native hadn&apost won on the European Tour since 2007 when he claimed the Ballantine&aposs in South Korea in a playoff, and then became just the 31st player to back it up the very next week with another trophy on the tour. Rumford is the eighth-highest ranked Australian, behind Adam Scott (third), Jason Day (25th), John Senden (56th), Marcus Fraser (57th), Geoff Ogilvy (64th), Marc Leishman (71st) and Greg Chalmers (75th). He is listed to take his place at the World Match Play Championship, starting on May 16.