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OWGR Snapshot: Matsuyama Soaring

Hideki Matsuyama
Hideki Matsuyama climbed to No. 13 in this week's OWGR.

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking: There were notable jumps for last week’s tournament winners, Hideki Matsuyama (JAPAN), Alex Norén (SWE) and Brendan Steele (US). After winning the Japan Open, Matsuyama moved up five spots to No. 13 (a position he last held in April), and got to within…

OWGR Snapshot: Reed’s Career High

Patrick Reed
Patrick Reed did not earn OWGR points for his Ryder Cup wins, but he rose in the world rankings all the same. (Credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking: In the midst of a lull between PGA Tour seasons, the Top 50 saw only minor shifts this week. Patrick Reed (US) moved to No. 7 from No. 8, displacing Bubba Watson (US) in the process. Similarly, Danny Willett (ENG) moved to No….

OWGR Snapshot: Molinari Jumps Into Top 50

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In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking: After a week in which the PGA Tour was off, little movement took place in the Top 50. Except for Francesco Molinari (ITALY), that is. The winner of the European Tour’s Italian Open, Molinari jumped back into the Top 50 for the first…

OWGR Snapshot: Casey Keeps Climbing

Paul Casey
Paul Casey has a pair of runner-up finishes in consecutive weeks.

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking: On the strength of consecutive runner-up finishes at the Deutsche Bank Championship and the BMW Championship, Paul Casey (ENG) jumped back into the top 20 for the first time since January 2012. Casey moved from No. 22 to No. 16, and the six-spot…

OWGR Snapshot: McIlroy Passes Spieth, Stenson

Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy is climbing in the world rankings again after his Deutsche Bank Championship victory.

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking: There was a small amount of volatility in the Top 10 – a victory by Rory McIlroy (N IRL) at the Deutsche Bank Championship raised him from No. 5 to No. 3, leapfrogging Henrik Stenson and Jordan Spieth, while a T5 finish in…