Carlos Ortiz advances 95 places on the PGA Tour after win in Houston


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Carlos Ortiz advances 95 places on the PGA Tour after win in Houston

Mexican Carlos Ortiz won the Houston Open, where he beat world No. 1 Dustin Jhonson by two shots

Carlos Ortiz ended this Sunday, with his victory in the Houston Open, a 42-year-old followed without Mexican triumphs in the main golf circuit, the PGA Tour, and jumped from 95 seats at world ranking, going from 160 to 65.

Carlos Ortiz is the third Mexican to win a title in the PGA Tour. The first was 50 years ago César Sañudo (Azalea Open Invitational of 1970), and the second, Víctor Regalado, 42 years ago at the Quad Cities Open of 1978.

The Mexican beat the world number one by two strokes, the American Dustin Johnson (second in Houston tied with the Japanese Hideki Matsuyama), who remains in front of the ranking and showed good form on his return to competition after missing two tournaments due to his positive test for COVID-19.

Dustin Johnson, who had to be quarantined for 11 days in a hotel, leads the world rankings with an average of 10.5755 points, followed by Spanish Jon Rahm (10.1026) and another American, Justin Thomas (8.9869).

The world No. 1 will be back at stake this week at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, which this year has been delayed until November due to the pandemic.

The United States cup seven of the top ten places in the ranking world. Spanish Jon Rahm (second), Northern Irish Rory McIlroy (fifth) and Englishman Tyrrell Hatton (ninth) are the only top-10 born outside of that country.

The Spanish Sergio García remains in the 40th position, two ahead of the Chilean Joaquín Niemann; Rafael Cabrera Bello descends to 88 and Jorge Campillo gets into the top-100 (99).


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