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OWGR Snapshot: English are Rising

Andrew Johnston
Andrew Johnston won the Open de Espana and made a big move in the OWGR. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking:

Jason Day (AUS) holds the No. 1 ranking for a fourth 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 eight weeks. That ties Day with Martin Kaymer for the 16th-highest total of weeks leading the OWGR.

The biggest movers among the top 150 are a pair of Englishmen. Luke Donald, after his runner-up finish at the RBC Heritage, climbed 27 spots up to No. 68. But the biggest move belonged to Andrew Johnston, who picked up his first European Tour victory at the Open de Espana and vaulted 108 spots to No. 125.

New in the Top 50

Out of the Top 50

Reaching (maintaining) a personal Top-50 high point
No. 1 Day (AUS)
No. 9 Danny Willett (ENG), holding previous best from last week
No. 48 Smylie Kaufman (US), holding previous best from last week

Also rising
No. 11 Branden Grace (S. AFR.), up three spots from No. 14
No. 25 Kevin Na (US), up five spots from No. 30
No. 29 Russell Knox (SCOT), up 11 spots from No. 40
No. 37 Søren Kjeldsen (DEN), up four spots from No. 41
No. 46 David Lingmerth (SWE), up one spot from No. 47
No. 51 Anirban Lahiri (INDIA), up one spot from No. 52
No. 53 Kaymer (GER), up three spots from No. 56
No. 62 K.T. Kim (S. KOR), up 13 spots from No. 75
No. 64 Joost Luiten (NETH), up 18 spots from No. 82
No. 68 Luke Donald (ENG), up 27 spots from No. 95
No. 90 Jason Kokrak (US), up 16 spots from No. 106
No. 125 Andrew Johnston (ENG), up 108 spots from No. 233

Trending downward
No. 13 Patrick Reed (US), down two spots from No. 11
No. 31 Byeong-Hun An (S. KOR), down five spots from No. 26

Top 50 scorecard, by nation
22-United States
3-Australia, South Africa
2-Sweden, Spain, Thailand
1-Northern Ireland, Japan, Scotland, South Korea, Ireland, Denmark, Argentina, New Zealand, Austria, France

Happy Birthday …
… to No. 50 Victor Dubuisson (FRANCE), who turns 26 on Friday
… to No. 35 Lee Westwood (ENG), the No. 1 player for 22 weeks in 2010 and 2011, who turns 43 on Sunday

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