The messenger isn’t to blame. Nobody can say we didn’t warn them just one week ago. Henrik Stenson made his first warning clear in the Golden Graduate rankings of the Challenge Tour after the WGC Cadillac Championship and not even seven days later, he’s already taken charge. It’s all the buzz this week.
The Swedish golfer, fourth in the Valspar Championship, is now first in the Graduate runnings with almost one hundred points accumulated as of today, six more than Brooks Koepka, who was off this week, and nine more than Bernd Wiesberger, who didn’t play either. Here, if you are off your game for a second they pass you by in an instant, because the level is exceptional.
Going deeper than Stenson’s lead, it’s important to highlight Morten Orum Madsen’s strength, the best golfer in the rankings who only competes in Europe and who didn’t participate in the first world championship.
As far as the Spanish golfers, Adrián Otaegui’s rise in the rankings for the second week in a row stands out, who is now in twenty-second place, although Jorge Campillo continues to be the best member of the troops two places above Otaegui. Álvaro Quirós, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Jordi García Pinto are also a part of the rankings.
Regarding the most relevant additions to the rankings this week, the names Andrés Romero, who played in the Valspar, Craig Lee and Eduardo Molinari stand out.