SnookerFan wrote:They've been banging on about Joe Perry's PTC win all week, referring to it as a major.
Just looking to see where a Perry win would 'lift' him to in the rankings. It would take him to 8th which (perhaps surprisingly) would be a new career high for him. I could have sworn he'd been up at around 6th before, but I'm wrong - his official highest ranking is 9th.
So either Ali Carter will break back into the Top 16 or Joe Perry will reach a new high.
Yes, Joe was 5th at the provisional rankings after winning in Bangkok, but he failed to do something special next (1st round exit in China Open and 2nd round in the Worlds), while Bingham won the Worlds, Murphy reached the final and Hawkins progressed to the semis and he was left in 9th place.
Not only he will reach a new career high if he wins today, but he will be safe in the top 16 until the Worlds, as he will lose the 100,000 pounds/points of his PTC Finals win in March.
Carter, on the other hand, is expected to reach the top 16 before the Masters even if he loses today, as he hasn't any money to defend from 2014/15 season, when he was out due to cancer treatment he was receiving back then.