March and April marked the busiest post-pandemic stretch of golf in more than a year. Besides the Masters, you had the WGC-Dell Match Play in Austin, whose 64-man field featured most of the world’s best. Dustin Johnson remained No.1 in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) despite not making it out of group play in the Match Play and missing the cut as defending champion at the Masters. Billy Horschel won in Austin, ascending from 34th to 17th in the world. Hideki Matsuyama, who made history in Augusta, jumped from 25th to 14th. American tour players who did not qualify for the WGC-Dell had the option of playing at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Championship in the Dominican Republic. Joel Dahlmen won and saw his OWGR jump from 81 to 61.
The last week of March, the European Tour offered the Kenya Savannah Classic as an outlet for those who did not qualify to play in Austin. South African Daniel van Tonder won, improving his OWGR from 140 to 73. Further down the totem pole was the Korn Ferry Tour’s Club Car Championship in Savann...
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