de Jonge climbs up PGA rankings

de_jongeRUSTENBURG - The 2010 edition of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour is turning out to be one of the best seasons ever for Zimbabwean Brendon de Jonge, who is now rated 140th on the latest world golf rankings, following a string of impressive performances recently on the international scene. (

Previously, he was rated outside the top 200 golfers. This is by far de Jonges highest ranking since he started competing on the PGA Tour in 2006 and will enhance his chances of competing in upcoming events on the golf calendar.

It also shows that he has vastly improved his game within a short space of time.

hE finished a notable 7th in the John Deere Classic on July 11, ahead of seasoned golfers like Tim Clark, Garth Mulroy (South Africa), Marc Leishman (Australia) and Andres Romero (Argentina).

Before the event, he had underlined his capabilities by achieving a 3rd place finish in the Puerto Rico Open, which was held in June.

The Zimbabwean golfer has so far taken part in 22 events this year and managed to make the cut in 15 of them.

His form has pushed his earnings to US$1,264,548 for this year alone putting him number 41 on the overall money leaders list. His earnings have already surpassed the $536,696 he made last year in the 29 events he competed in.

According to the PGA statistics, de Jonge has a driving accuracy of 63.39% and a putting average of 1.756.

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