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OWGR Snapshot: Dredge is Big Mover

Bradley Dredge moved up in the OWGR after the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking:

Despite not winning an event last week, Bradley Dredge was the biggest mover among the top 150. He earned his biggest boost of the past two years when he finished second behind Rory McIlroy at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, sending him 74 spots up the rankings to No. 90.

Sergio Garcia’s victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson moved him three spots from No. 15 to 12.

Jason Day (AUS) holds the No. 1 ranking for the ninth consecutive week.

The top 10 remains steady for the sixth consecutive week since Danny Willett (ENG) entered at No. 9 following his victory in The Masters.

Including two short stints at No. 1 last autumn, Day now has topped the ranking for a total of 13 weeks. It remains the 14th-highest total of weeks in the top spot since the OWGR began in 1986.

New in/out of the Top 50


Reaching (maintaining) a personal Top-50 high point

No. 1 Day (AUS)

No. 9 Willett (ENG), holding previous best from last week

No. 23 Russell Knox (SCOT), up five spots from No. 28

No. 28 Rafa Cabrera-Bello (SPAIN), up two spots from No. 30

No. 41 Daniel Berger (US), holding previous best from last week

Also rising

No. 12 Sergio García (SPAIN), up three spots from No. 15

No. 16 Brooks Koepka (US), up three spots from No. 19

No. 20 Matt Kuchar (US), up three spots from No. 23

No. 52 James Hahn (US), up two spots from No. 54

No. 58 Martin Kaymer (GER), up six spots from No. 64

No. 90 Bradley Dredge (WALES), up 74 spots from No. 164

No. 98 Colt Knost (US), up 16 spots from No. 114

No. 107 Tyrrell Hatton (ENG), up 15 spots from No. 122

No. 149 Tomohiro Kondo (JAPAN), up 24 spots from No. 173

Trending downward

No. 24 Paul Casey (ENG), down two spots from No. 22

Notable anniversaries

No. 31 Kevin Na (US), two years in the top 50

Top 50 scorecard, by nation

22-United States


3-Australia, South Africa

2-Sweden, Spain, South Korea, Thailand

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

Happy Birthday …

… to David Graham (AUS), winner of the 1979 PGA Championship at Oakland Hills  and the 1981 U.S. Open at Merion, who turned 70 on Monday

… to No. 28 Rafa Cabrera-Bello (SPAIN), who turns 32 on Wednesday

… to Ben Curtis (US), winner of the 2003 Open Championship at Royal St. George’s, who turns 39 on Thursday


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