Power to remain at PGA Tour No. 1 for next six weeks

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Seamus Power will remain unmoved until the first week in January as the current PGA Tour No. 1 following his share of fifth place at the RSM Classic in South Carolina.

Power posted an impressive final round 66 and finished four shots adrift of Canadian Adam Svensson, who birdied his closing two holes in a score of 64, to capture a maiden Tour title by two shots at 19-under.

Power’s effort comes after his win in Bermuda and a share of third a fortnight ago in Mexico, as the PGA Tour now enters a six-week break until the first event of the New Year starting on January 5th in Hawaii ensuring the Waterford golfer will stay No. 1 in the FedEx Cup rankings.

“It’s nice when you’re playing well, but I’m looking forward to some time off and just getting away from it,” said Power.

“I took a break after the Playoffs this year and I really felt it kind of rejuvenated me and you just kind of find that energy and kind of spring in your step again.

“So, I’m looking forward to that again and getting started in early January. I’m also heading home to Ireland definitely for some time, maybe a couple other things planned, but nothing major as of yet.”

Power’s latest strong showing has seen him pick-up two more places to be No. 28 on official World Rankings.

Though the Waterford golfer is back to third on the European Ryder Cup ‘World’ points table with Swede Alex Noren now top of this table following his share of second place in Dubai.

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