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Climb 1,373 positions in the world ranking in one week

Ethe name of Michael Thorbjornsen It’s been playing for two weeks PGA Tour. The young American 20 to An extraordinary second round at the US Open took place, in which he signed 69 strokes, although his 77 on the first day left him off the cut. The Travelers Championship that ended on Sunday, he also finished it in a big way, with 66 shots, and at times it seemed that he could lead the comeback, because came to be one hit away from the leader.

It didn’t, and the tournament went to Olympic champion Xander Schauffele, but Thorbjornsen, who is studying at Stanford University, was 4th at TPC River Highlands, in Connectica. He was unable to complete the feat of being the first amateur to win on the PGA Tour for the first time since Phil Mickelson I did it in 1991.

However, his solo fourth place finish is the best an amateur has achieved on the circuit since 2016. Lee McCoy at the Valspar Championship that year. In 2017, Braden Thornberry finished tied for fourth in the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

With this result, Michael He woke up on Monday in position 412 in the world ranking, when on Sunday he was still in 1,785 in the world ranking. His escalation is meteoric, since he had never played this tournament and all the points are added directly. We will have to closely follow the career of the 2018 US Junior winnerwho at the 2019 US Open in Pebble Beach made the cut at the age of 17.

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