Four Indian golfers among world’s top 200

April 1st, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by admin  

Singapore, April 1 (IANS) Jyoti Randhawa and Jeev Milkha Singh head the list of four Indians in the top 200 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Randhawa is placed 74th and Jeev 80th, while the other two are S.S.P. Chowrasia in 154th place and Arjun Atwal at 199th. A total of 18 Asian Tour members are featuring prominently in the top 200 of the latest rankings.

New Zealander Mark Brown, who currently leads the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit following two wins this season, tops the membership with his 62nd position on the list.

England’s Simon Dyson is in 78th position and South African James Kingston is ranked 92nd followed by US Masters-bound Prayad Marksaeng who is 93rd in the world. Liang Wen-chong of China, the reigning Order of Merit champion, lies in 111th position, with Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand two rungs below.

The other Asian Tour members who are ranked among the top 200 are Lin Wen-tang of Chinese Taipei (126), Korea’s Yang Yong-eun (151), Australian Scott Strange (153), Simon Yates of Scotland (155), Prom Meesawat of Thailand (163), Chapchai Nirat of Thailand (174), Lu Wen-teh of Chinese Taipei (180) and Korea’s Charlie Wi (181st).

Korea’s Choi Kyung-ju, who plays on the US PGA Tour, is the top-ranked Asian at seventh place while Asian Tour’s honorary member Vijay Singh is in ninth position. Tiger Woods remains the world number one.

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