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OWGR Snapshot: Spieth, Fowler and Reed on Peaks

Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters. Picture Supplied by Action Images.

 

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking:


  • Jordan Spieth (US) reached 14 consecutive weeks at No. 1, still building on the longest streak of his career.
  • He is tied with David Duval (March 28-July 3, 1999) for the 22nd-longest streak since the ranking began in 1986.
  • Spieth had three previous short stints as the top player in the world, and has been No. 1 for a total of 20 weeks in his career.

 

New in the Top 50

  • No. 50 Chris Kirk (US), up from No. 51

 

Out of the Top 50

  • No. 51 Jamie Donaldson (WALES), down from No. 50

 

Hitting (matching) a personal Top-50 high point

  • No. 1 Spieth (US)
  • No. 4 Rickie Fowler (US)
  • No. 9 Patrick Reed (US)
  • No. 11 Branden Grace (S. AFR.)
  • No. 12 Hideki Matsuyama (JPN), up from No. 19
  • No. 13 Danny Willett (ENG), up from No. 20
  • No. 24 Byeong-Hyun An (S.KOR), up from No. 27
  • No. 28 Andy Sullivan (ENG), up from No. 37
  • No. 36 Danny Lee (NZ), up from No. 47
  • No. 40 Chris Wood (US), up from No. 42

 

Also rising

  • No. 29 Phil Mickelson (US), up three spots from No. 32
  • No. 41 Søren Kjeldsen (DEN), up seven spots from No. 48

 

Falling

  • No. 45 Bill Haas (US), down four spots
  • No. 47 Robert Streb (US), down four spots

 

Notable anniversaries

  • No. 14 Brandt Snedeker (US), one year in the Top 50

 

Top 50 scorecard, by nation

22-United States

5-England

3-Australia, South Africa

2-Sweden, Thailand

1-Northern Ireland, Japan, Spain, Ireland, South Korea, Scotland, Germany, Argentina, Austria, New Zealand, France, Denmark, India

 

Happy Birthday…

… to two-time major winner Sandy Lyle (1985 Open Championship, 1988 Masters), who turns 58 today

… to two-time Open Championship winner Greg Norman (1986, 1993), who turns 61 on Wednesday

 

go to OWGR website:

http://www.owgr.com/ranking

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