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OWGR Snapshot: Day Getting Closer to No. 1

Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters. Picture Supplied by Action Images.

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking:

Jordan Spieth (US) retains the No. 1 spot for the 20th consecutive week.

Spieth now is tied with two streaks by Seve Ballesteros for the 16th-longest run since the ranking began in 1986.

The streaks by Ballesteros (April 27 to Sept. 13, 1986; and April 2 to Aug. 19, 1989) were the first and last of the Spaniard’s five stints as the top player in the world. The first of those came immediately after a three-week run by Bernhard Langer that initiated the OWGR.

Spieth also had three earlier short stints in 2015 as the world’s No. 1 player, and has been atop the ranking for a total of 26 weeks in his career. That is the 10th-highest total of weeks spent at No. 1.


New in the Top 50

No. 50 Anirban Lahiri (INDIA), back up two spots from No. 52


Out of the Top 50

No. 51 Robert Streb (US), down from No. 49


Reaching (maintaining) a personal Top-50 high point

No. 1 Spieth (US)

No. 11 Danny Willett (ENG)

No. 48 Smylie Kaufman (US), up two spots from No. 50


Also rising

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

No. 15 Zach Johnson (US), up five spots from No. 20

No. 27 Marc Leishman (AUS), up two spots from No. 29

No. 39 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THAI), up seven spots from No. 46

No. 44 Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG), up three spots from No. 47

No. 69 Kevin Chappell (US), up 60 spots from No. 129

No. 82 Troy Merritt (US), up 38 spots from No. 120

No. 151 S.S.P. Chawrasia (INDIA), up 92 spots from No. 243


Trending downward

No. 45 Martin Kaymer (GER), down three spots from No. 42

No. 46 Søren Kjeldsen (DEN), down three spots from No. 43


Notable anniversaries

No. 7 Henrik Stenson (SWE), three years in the Top 50


Top 50 scorecard, by nation

21-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


Happy Birthday…

… to 1996 PGA Championship winner Mark Brooks, who turns 55 on Friday


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