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OWGR Snapshot: Day Rises to No. 2, Grace Enters Top 10

Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters. Picture Supplied by Action Images.

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking:

Jordan Spieth (US) reached 15 consecutive weeks at No. 1, still building on the longest streak of his career.


He is tied with Fred Couples (April 5-July 18, 1992) for the 21st-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 21 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. 1 Spieth (US)

No. 4 Rickie Fowler (US)

No. 9 Patrick Reed (US)

No. 10 Branden Grace (S. AFR.), up from No. 11

No. 12 Hideki Matsuyama (JPN)

No. 13 Danny Willett (ENG)

No. 34 Danny Lee (NZ), up from No. 36

 

Also rising

No. 2 Jason Day (AUS), up one spot from No. 3

No. 20 Phil Mickelson (US), up nine spots from No. 29

No. 31 Charl Schwartzel (S.AFR.), up from 12 spots from No. 43

No. 91 Hiroshi Iwata (JPN), up 30 spots from No. 121

No. 94 Freddie Jacobson (SWE), up 42 spots from No. 136

No. 100 Vaughn Taylor (US), up 337 spots from No. 447

No. 125 Jonas Blixt (SWE), up 73 spots from No. 198

 

Trending downward

No. 36 Martin Kaymer (GER), down three spots

 

Notable anniversaries

No. 2 Day (AUS), two years in the Top 10

No. 4 Fowler (US), two years in the Top 50

 

Top 50 scorecard, by nation

21-United States

6-England

3-Australia, South Africa

2-Sweden, Thailand

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

 

Happy Birthday

… to No. 17 Kevin Kisner, who turned 32 on Monday

 

go to OWGR website:

http://www.owgr.com/ranking

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