Consistent McKibbin up to career high in World Rankings

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Tom Mckibbin (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Getty Images)

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Holywood star Tom McKibbin will tee it up in this week’s Ras Al Khaimah Championship from a career-high 153rd in the Official World Golf Rankings.

McKibbin enjoyed a very consistent debut season on the DP World Tour, winning the Porsche European Open alongside one further top-10 finish and eight top-25 finishes.

The 21-year-old changed equipment manufacturer to Callaway over the winter and that hasn’t halted his consistency, showing up well with finishes of T25 and T14 in the recent Dubai tournaments.

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Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy remains at world number two after capturing his fourth Dubai Desert Classic title on Sunday.

Shane Lowry has slipped perilously close to dropping out of the world’s top-50 for the first time since 2019. Following a missed cut at The American Express, the Clara man has fallen from 43rd to 47th in the Official World Golf Rankings, putting a dent in his hopes of playing his way into the Signature Events on the PGA Tour.

Séamus Power is now outside the top-90 in the world having slipped to 93rd.

 

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