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OWGR Snapshot: Day Back On Top, Finau Climbs

Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters. Picture Supplied by Action Images.

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking:

Jason Day (AUS) reclaims the No. 1 ranking, ending the 20-week run at the top by Jordan Spieth (US).

Last autumn, Day held the top spot twice.

In the ranking of Sept. 20 he claimed the No. 1 position from Rory McIlroy (N. IRL), but turned it over to Spieth the following week.

Day returned to the top for a three-week period, Oct. 18-Nov. 7, just before Spieth began his most recent streak.

He matches Vijay Singh (FIJI) and Ernie Els (S.AFR.) in making a third ascent to No. 1.


New in the Top 50

No. 36 Rafael Cabrera-Bello (SPAIN), up 18 spots from No. 54


Out of the Top 50

No. 51 Smylie Kaufman (US), down three spots from No. 48


Reaching (maintaining) a personal Top-50 high point

No. 1 Day (AUS)

No. 36 Cabrera-Bello (SPAIN) – previous best, No. 43 on Aug. 5, 2012

No. 37 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THAI), up two spots from No. 39 – matches high spot from Dec. 20, 2015


Also rising

No. 11 Louis Oosthuizen (S. AFR.), up seven spots from No. 18

No. 18 Brooks Koepka (US), up two spots from No. 20

No. 26 Byeong-Hun An (S.KOR.), up three spots from No. 29

No. 39 Ryan Moore (US), up eight spots from No. 47

No. 57 Patton Kizzire (US), up eight spots from No. 65

No. 72 Tony Finau (US), up 31 spots from No. 103

No. 97 KJ Choi (S.KOR), up four spots from No. 101


Trending downward

No. 19 Jim Furyk (US), down three spots from No. 16

No. 31 Marc Leishman (AUS), down four spots from No. 27

No. 32 Shane Lowry (IRL), down six spots from No. 26

No. 46 Victor Dubuisson (FRANCE), down five spots from No. 41

No. 49 Chris Wood (ENG), down six spots from No. 43


Notable anniversaries

No. 6 Adam Scott (AUS), six years in the Top 50

No. 16 Zach Johnson (US), nine years in the Top 50


Top 50 scorecard, by nation

20-United States


3-Australia, South Africa

2-Sweden, Spain, Thailand

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


Happy Birthday…

… to No. 32 Lowry (IRL), who turns 29 on Saturday


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