Never so bad since 2009. Rory McIlroy, thanks to the negative results obtained in this period, has dropped to 15 / o place in the world ranking. It is the worst position held by the Northern Irishman since November 2009, when he was 17 / o. Three Top 10s in the last nine starts, the 32-year-old from Holywood came out at the cut at The Masters as well as at The Players.
Rory McIlroy, moment
Really a bad moment for McIlroy who already this week, at the Wells Fargo Championship, scheduled in Charlotte (USA) from 6 to 9 May, he will try to turn around.
Cameron Tringale is the richest golfer ever without ever having won a single race on the PGA Tour.
Tringale, finishing third last weekend at the Valspar Championship in Tampa Florida (won by Keegan Bradley) grossed $ 407,000. A great check that brought his bank account well over $ 13 million (13,860,842 to be exact) in eleven years of honorable career on the PGA Tour. And that adjective is certainly not a stretch. On three occasions Cameron has finished second times (the last time in 2015), this season he has seven top twenty in the last ten games played. In total in 2021 he passed the cut 13 times out of 17 starts.
Cameron surpassed Brian Davis in the list of winless millionaires by playing 73 fewer races than him on the circuit.
The American passion for statistics and rankings is well known. So on specialized sites it turns out to be absurd that Cameron has earned much more in his career than colleagues who have even won Majors. Tom Watson stopped at $ 11 million, John Daly and Bernhard Langer at over $ 10 million. Sure, the rise of Tiger Woods has driven the treasurers of the modern golf world crazy but the comparison between winners and placed is at least singular.
The person concerned has made it known that he is not aware of the revenue leadership and frankly I believe him. Instead of him, I would trade two or three positions in that ranking for a title on the PGA Tour. This professional in fact has a second record. He is the player in business with the longest series of initial races (299 today) without a success.
The good moment of form (he is number 65 in the world ranking, in December 2020 it was 103) and the law of large numbers are on his side.