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OWGR Snapshot: Westwood Makes Big Move

Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters. Picture Supplied by Action Images.

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking:

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

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


New in the Top 50

No. 35 Lee Westwood (ENG), up 32 spots from No. 67

No. 45 Daniel Berger (US), up eight spots from No. 53


Out of the Top 50

No. 51 Chris Wood (ENG), down five spots from No. 46

No. 56 Martin Kaymer (GER), down six spots from No. 50


Reaching (maintaining) a personal Top-50 high point

No. 1 Day (AUS)

No. 9 Danny Willett (ENG), previous best No. 12 last week

No. 29 Rafael Cabrera-Bello (SPAIN), previous best No. 33, last week

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

No. 39 Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG), previous best No. 42 on Jan. 3


Also rising

No. 13 Hideki Matsuyama (JAPAN), up one spot from No. 14

No. 15 Brandt Snedeker (US), up two spots from No. 17

No. 21 J.B. Holmes (US), up two spots from No. 23

No. 53 Jamie Donaldson (WALES), up three spots from No. 56

No. 97 Keegan Bradley (US), up four spots from No. 101

No. 98 KJ Choi (S. KOR.), up five spots from No. 103

No. 100 Hunter Mahan (US), up four spots from No. 104

No. 149 Davis Love III (US), up 10 spots from No. 159


Trending downward

No. 11 Patrick Reed (US), down one spot from No. 10

No. 40 Russell Knox (SCOT), down five spots from No. 35

No. 47 David Lingmerth (SWE), down five spots from No. 42


Top 50 scorecard, by nation

22-United States


3-Australia, South Africa

2-Sweden, Spain, Thailand

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


Happy Birthday…

… to Love – winner of the 1997 PGA Championship at Winged Foot in New York and the captain of the U.S. team at the upcoming Ryder Cup –  who turns 52 on Wednesday

… to Roberto De Vicenzo of Argentina, winner of the 1967 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, who turns 93 on Thursday

… and to Bobby Nichols, winner of the 1964 PGA Championship at Columbus Country Club in Ohio, who turns 80 on Thursday


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