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On the European Tour this week, Michael Campbell birdied the first extra play-off hole to beat Thomas Bjorn and Peter Hedblom and win the Nissan Irish Open at the Portmarnock Golf Club. Michael returns to the Top-50 of the Official World Golf Ranking as he improves 21 positions to No. 43 and becomes the fifth highest ranked Australasian on the World Ranking. Thomas Bjorn continues his recent rise as he moves up 2 spots to World No.18 while the Swede Peter Hedblom breaks into the Top-200 at No.195.

On the US PGA Tour this week, Peter Jacobsen won for the first time in eight years as his final round 67 ensured victory in the Greater Hartford Open at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Peter improves 124 places in the World to No.106. Runner-up Chris Riley improves 9 positions to No.39 and third-placed Todd Fischer moves up 96 places to No.243.

On the Japan Golf Tour this week, Katsumasa Miyamoto won the Y50,000,000 Sato Foods NST Niigata Open at the Nakamine Golf Club. Katsumasa is the new World No.163 and the 10th highest ranked Japanese player in the world behind Shigeki Maruyama (59); Toshimitsu Izawa (60); Shingo Katayama (65); Toru Taniguchi (82); Nobuhito Sato (115); Tsuneyuki Nakajima (131); Hidemichi Tanaka (135); Hirofumi Miyase (145) and Hiroyuki Fujita (152).

In the week's other tournaments, Ivo Giner moves up 96 places to No. 299 as he won the Golf Padova Terme International Open on the European Challenge Tour. In the Dayton Open on the Nationwide Tour in the United States of America, Guy Boros moves to No. 409 after his 3-shot victory. On the Canadian Tour this week, Patrick Damron moves to No. 569 after victory in the Victoria Open at the Royal Colwood Golf Club in British Columbia.

 

 

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