OWGR Snapshot: Rory Moves Up To No. 2

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In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking:

  • Jordan Spieth (US) reached 13 consecutive weeks at No. 1, still building on the longest streak of his career.
  • Spieth had three previous short stints as the top player in the world, and has been No. 1 for a total of 19 weeks in his career.

New in the Top 50


None

Out of the Top 50

None

 

Hitting (matching) a personal Top-50 high point

  • No. 9 Patrick Reed (US), up from No. 10
  • No. 35 David Lingmerth (SWE), up from No. 36

 

Rising

  • No. 2 Rory McIlroy (N.IRL), up one spot
  • No. 12 Brandt Snedeker (US), up 12 spots
  • No. 63 Thorbjørn Olesen (DEN), up 18 spots
  • No. 85 Rafael Cabrera-Bello (SPAIN), up 27 spots
  • No. 101 Kevin Streelman (US), up 47 spots
  • No. 113 Younghan Song (S.KOR), up 91 spots
  • No. 134 Freddie Jacobson (SWE), up 56 spots
  • No. 137 KJ Choi (S. KOR), up 197 spots

 

Falling

  • No. 49 Anirban Lahiri (IND), down four spots

 

Notable anniversaries

  • No. 8 Dustin Johnson (US), six years in the Top 50
  • No. 24 J.B. Holmes (US), one year in the Top 50

 

Top 50 scorecard, by nation

  • 21-United States
  • 5-England
  • 3-Australia, South Africa
  • 2-Sweden, Thailand
  • 1-Northern Ireland, Spain, Japan, Ireland, South Korea, Scotland, Germany, Argentina, Austria, France, New Zealand, Denmark, India, Wales

 

Happy Birthday …

… to two-time U.S. Open winner Retief Goosen (2001, 2004), who turns 47 on Wednesday

… to two-time Masters winner José María Olazábal (1994, 1999), who turns 49 on Friday

 

go to OWGR website:

http://www.owgr.com/ranking

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