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With this win: Rikuya Hoshino - Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

With this win: Rikuya Hoshino - Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Rikuya Hoshino claimed his maiden DP World Tour title as he became the first Japanese player to win the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

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Below, we've put together a fact file to summarise what he accomplished with this win.

Key Facts: Rikuya Hoshino's victory at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

  1. It is his first DP World Tour win on his 34th appearance
  2. He becomes the first Japanese winner of this event
  3. He becomes the fourth Japanese winner in DP World Tour history, joining Isao Aoki, Hideki Matsuyama and Ryo Hisatsune
  4. It is the shortest gap between victories for Japanese players on the DP World Tour (140 days since Hisatsune's win at the Cazoo Open de France)
  5. It is the sixth win by a player from Japan on the DP World Tour
  6. Rises to second on the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex, up from fifth
  7. He climbs to eighth on the International Swing Rankings, up from 108th
  8. He moves to 75th on the Official World Golf Ranking, up from 105th, and nears his career high of 63rd achieved in June 2022

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