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OWGR Snapshot: Herman Makes Big Jump

Jim Herman
Jim Herman vaulted up the rankings after his Shell Houston Open win.

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking:

Jason Day (AUS) holds the No. 1 ranking for a second consecutive week, after ending the 20-week reign of Jordan Spieth (US).

Including two previous brief stints at the top last autumn, Day now has been No. 1 for a total of six weeks.

New in the Top 50

No. 49 Smylie Kaufman (US), up two spots from No. 51

Out of the Top 50

No. 51 Anirban Lahiri (INDIA), down one spot from No. 51

Reaching (maintaining) a personal Top-50 high point

No. 1 Day (AUS)

No. 33 Cabrera-Bello (SPAIN) – previous best No. 36, last week

No. 37 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THAI), holding previous best from last week

Also rising

No. 6 Henrik Stenson (SWE), up one spot from No. 7

No. 8 Dustin Johnson, (US), up one spot from No. 9

No. 18 Phil Mickelson (US), up two spots from No. 20

No. 20 Charl Schwartzel (S.AFR.), up one spot from No. 21

No. 33 Cabrera-Bello

No. 46 Chris Wood (ENG), up three spots from No. 49

No. 53 Daniel Berger (US), up six spots from No. 59

No. 68 Jim Herman (US), up 123 spots from No. 191

No. 86 Chez Reavie (US), up 15 spots from No. 101

No. 91 Charles Howell III (US), up 11 spots from No. 102

Trending downward

No. 21 Jim Furyk (US), down two spots from No. 19

No. 50 Martin Kaymer (GER), down three spots from No. 47

Notable anniversaries

No. 4 Bubba Watson (US), two years in the Top 10

No. 7 Adam Scott (AUS), five years in the Top 25

No. 9 Justin Rose (ENG), one year in the top 10

No. 12 Danny Willett (ENG), one year in the Top 50

Top 50 scorecard, by nation

21-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

Happy Birthday …

… to No. 6 Stenson (SWE), who turned 40 on Tuesday

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