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Straka made a big jump in the world rankings

Sepp Straka improved further in the world rankings after taking part in third place in the PGA Championship at Hilton Head. The 28-year-old American-Austrian moved up 14 places to 53. The first winner of Austria has already taken 161 places in the most important championship series in the world since the end of 2021. Bernd Weisberger returns to the World Tour (formerly European Tour) from Thursday after a hiatus Four weeks away from the competition in Tarragona.

Straka grossed $330,850 of Hilton Head’s $8 million total on Sunday. “It’s been a great week,” Straka wrote on Instagram. And so the Vienna native improved from 17th to 14th in the season standings on the PGA Tour.

Tournament schedule is tight for Wiesberger

Starting Thursday, regulars, such as Masters winner and world number one Scottie Scheffler (USA) and Styrian Mathias Schwab (WRL-170), will start in Avondale (Arizona/$8.3 million). In the next four weeks, Wiesberger will contest three tournaments in Europe ($2 million each) before meeting the world’s elite once again at the US PGA Championship on May 19.

With low flashes on the World Tour, Burgenlander needs top spots in order to make a targeted return to the top 50. The eight-time European Tour winner is currently only 78th in the world rankings, 20 places behind from what it was at the start of the year.