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OWGR Snapshot: Scott, Watson Rise After Play at Riviera

Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters. Picture Supplied by Action Images.

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking:

Despite missing the cut at Riviera, Jordan Spieth (US) reached 16 consecutive weeks at No. 1, still building on the longest streak of his career.

He is tied with Greg Norman (Oct. 14, 1990 to Feb. 2, 1991) for the 20th-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 22 weeks in his career. That ties him with Lee Westwood for the 10th-highest total time at No. 1.


New in the Top 50

No. 50 Jamie Donaldson (WALES), up from No. 51


Out of the Top 50

No. 51 Chris Kirk (US), down from No. 50


Reaching (maintaining) a personal Top-50 high point

No. 1 Spieth (US)

No. 9 Patrick Reed (US)

No. 10 Branden Grace (S. AFR.)

No. 11 Hideki Matsuyama (JPN), up one spot from No. 12


Also rising

No. 4 Bubba Watson (US), up two spots from No. 6

No. 13 Adam Scott (AUS), up six spots from No. 19

No. 27 Marc Leishman (AUS), up three spots from No. 30

No. 62 Marcus Fraser (AUS), up 80 spots from No. 142

No. 102 KJ Choi (S.KOR.), up 31 spots from No. 133

No. 109 Chez Reavie (US), up 31 spots from No. 140

No. 115 Jason Kokrak (US), up 95 spots from No. 210

No. 131 Soomin Lee (S.KOR.), up 90 spots from No. 221


Trending downward

No. 45 Chris Wood (ENG), down three spots


Notable anniversaries

No. 29 Paul Casey (ENG), one year in the Top 50


Top 50 scorecard, by nation

20-United States


3-Australia, South Africa

2-Sweden, Thailand

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


Happy Birthday…

… to 1973 Masters winner Tommy Aaron, who turned 79 on Monday

… to three-time major winner (1998 and 2004 PGA Championship, and 2000 Masters) and former No. 1 player Vijay Singh, who turned 53 on Monday

… to 2005 U.S. Open winner Michael Campbell, who turns 47 today

… to No. 16 Zach Johnson (US), who turns 40 on Wednesday

… to No. 11 Matsuyama (JPN), who turns 24 on Thursday


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