Woodsome Hall’s European Tour professional Chris Hanson is higher than Tiger Woods in the Official World Golf Rankings.

The 30-year-old is in his rookie season on the main Tour after qualifying last year and has risen to 508 in the World Rankings as he competes in the Nordea Masters, at the Bro Hof Slott Golf Club in Stockholm Sweden.

At the moment Woods – the former World No1 and 14-time Major champion – is at 543 in the World with Australia’s Jason Day top of the pile, followed by Jordan Spieth (USA), Rory McIlroy (Nothern Ireland), and American duo Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler.

Woods, in his pomp, was World No1 for a total of 683 weeks but, of course, in recent years has suffered a lot of injuries and been unable to play for long spells.

Tiger Woods, the 14-time major winner who is now No543 in the World Rankings

To put his achievement in perspective, four-time Major winner McIlroy has been World No1 for only 95 weeks.

Hanson has a best Tour finish so far of Tied 5th in the Trophee Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat, Morocco, last month.

His three-under-par effort with rounds of 72, 71, 67 and 75 earned him 58,050 euros, and he was leading going into the final round.

He followed that up by collecting 7,100 euros in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open (Tied 34th), having previously won 7,140 euros in the Challenge de Madrid (Tied 4th, Challenge Tour event) after failing to make the cut with a 12-over total in the Real Club Valderrama Open de Espania (Tied 89th).

Hanson started out his career as a full Tour professional by collecting just short of 9,000 euros in the Tshwane Open and Joburg Open in South Africa.

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Having become part of the main European Tour, Hanson is exempt to final qualifying for next month’s Open Championship at Royal Troon.

Huddersfield Giants fan Hanson played in the Open back in 2014 at Royal Liverpool, when he took a big army of supporters from Huddersfield, especially from Woodsome Hall and Crosland Heath.