RONNIE O'SULLIVAN dazzled with yet another Masterclass of Snooker at the Ladbrokes 2018 World Grand Prix last weekend.

The 42-year-old genius won his fourth ranking title of the season in style, hammering China's No.1 Ding Junhui 10 - 3 to rack up his 32nd ranking title of his career and another top prize this season of £100k to add to his already bulging wallet of wins.

The Rocket, as he is nicknamed, blew away Ding Junhui in the first session 6 - 3 after a cagey first mid session which ended 2 - 2.

But, it was all O'Sullivan after as Ding crumbled in what was his second ranking final of the season after winning the World Open earlier on in the year.

Eye back on the ball

The Rocket, after the match, said on ITV 4: "This game sometimes doesn't make sense."

He added: "I haven't played since the Masters and I turn up here and win a tournament."

He also said before this season he had taken his eye off the ball and decided to put the work in and see if he could play and compete.

O'Sullivan has already notched up wins in the English Open, the Shanghai Masters and a sixth UK Championship before winning the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix for the first time.

He had already dazzled last week when he racked four tons in five frames against another Chinese player Xiao Guodong and had easily disposed of Robert Milkins in the first round.

O'Sullivan was seeded one going into the WGP and will be seeded one for the Players Championship in Llandudno in Wales when the tournament begins on March 19.

Bulging wallet of wins

The Welsh Open is on this week in Cardiff, and O'Sullivan will make the journey after having won a place on the back of this event. "Rocket Ronnie" will play Finland's Robin Hull in the first round at the Home Nations events.

Stuart Bingham is the defending Champion after beating Judd Trump last year to lift the first Ray Reardon Trophy of the Home Nations event in Wales.

Stephen Hendry told ITV 4 that the forthcoming World Championships in Sheffield this year were likely to be Ronnie's, as he was the man everyone needs to beat at the moment, although, he did say that there were obviously lots of contenders for snooker's top title.

Hendry also had no doubt that in the form O'Sullivan is in, his 36 ranking title tally would be beaten as the Rocket is only four away now from that number

Meanwhile, O'Sullivan is on target this season to equal the feat by Ding and Hendry by winning the most ranking events in a season - five. And, he also overtakes Judd Trump in the tons department as he has made 59 so far this season compared to Judd's 55, though Neil Robertson is the man to beat when it comes to making most tons in a season when he made an incredible 103 in 2013/14.

With O'Sullivan already quadrupled qualified for the Champion of Champions later on in the year, this means that players such as Michael Georgiou, who won the Shootout, may still be able to qualify for the event - depending on how many multiple tournament winners there are.

But, Georgiou is in the lower section of qualifiers and may or may not get to Coventry whilst O'Sullivan, Mark Williams, Mark Allen, Neil Robertson and Shaun Murphy are assured a place in the elite event later on this year.

Prize money

The man of the moment has pocketed - this season - over £655, 000 in prize money, according to the stats site Cuetracker and could hit the million if he continues his winning spree towards the end of this year.