Gary Orr’s victory in the Algarve Portuguese Open was his first win on the European Tour. His eagle on the final hole enabled him to overtake Phillip Price and he moves into the World Ranking Top-100 for the first time in 83rd position. Fittingly, Phillip Price is just behind him in 87th position.
Eric Carlberg led from start to finish to win the Challenge de España, the first event from the European Challenge Tour to be awarded World Ranking Points.
Kirk Triplett won the Nissan Open for his first victory in over ten years on the PGA Tour in the United States. Only one week after he just missed out on moving into the Top-64 for the WGC Andersen Consulting Match Play, Kirk moves up 37 places to No.29 in this week’s Official World Golf Ranking – the first time he has been in the Top-50; this status will now assure him of a place in the 2000 Masters Tournament for only his second appearance at Augusta.
Paul Gow won the Canon Challenge for his first victory on the PGA Tour of Australasia and he moves up fifty-six places in the latest Official World Golf Ranking to 132nd position.
Prayad Marksaeng won in the Casino Filipino Open on the Asian PGA Tour but remains outside the World Ranking Top-200 in 376th position.