At the end of a fine three-week campaign in the Emirates, marked by a resounding victory in Abu Dhabi, the French No. 1 has jumped up the world rankings which allows him to consider entering the top 50 by the end. March to maybe play the Augusta Masters. However, opportunities to score points will be rare.
Moved from 111th place in early January to I like what you do Victor Perez will now take a break of several weeks on the DP World Tour.
The number of world points at stake in the 3 upcoming tournaments of the Asian tour of the DP World Tour (Singapore, Thailand, India) is not likely to push him to change his plans.
We should therefore not see him again before the Magical Kenya Open second week of March at the Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi because unfortunately Victor Perez will not enter the field of the Players Championship the previous week.
This tournament, considered the 5th major, is reserved for the elite of the PGA Tour and the top 50 in the world.
Last chance in Austin?
His best chance of breaking the glass ceiling of the world’s top 50 and reentering the elite of world golf is therefore to achieve a good result at the WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play, as he did two years ago when he reached the half- finals of these Match-Play World Championships.
Take out the calculators
The points acquired in March 2021 on this occasion, which now represent only 1.98 points of his current total of 81.97, will be completely subtracted from his addition in 7 weeks.
But a new good performance (A quarter-final is equivalent to around 15 points which must then be divided by the number of tournaments played by the player, around 50) could allow him to climb the last steps that separate him from the top 50. And thus obtain the famous invitation for the Masters.
LIVers in free fall
He can also count on the slow but inevitable “tumble” in the rankings of LIV players who are still ahead of him in the rankings. Jason Kokrak (56th) Harold Varner (51st), Dustin Johnson (50th), Mito Pereira (45th) or Talor Gooch (43rd).
Note that Kokrak and Pereira will be in Oman this week on the Asian Tour to try to protect their position.
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