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OWGR Snapshot: McGirt, Johnson Make Moves

William McGirt climbed into the top 50 after his Memorial victory. (Joe Maiorana-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 the 11th consecutive week, matching the length of the run that countryman Adam Scott put together when he held the top spot in 2014.

Including his two short stints at No. 1 last autumn, Day now has topped the ranking for a total of 15 weeks. That ties David Duval at No. 13 on the list of compiled weeks in the top position.

There was movement in the top 10 for the first time in eight weeks as Dustin Johnson, bolstered by his third-place finish at the Memorial, jumped two spots to No. 6.

The two men involved in the Memorial Tournament playoff both made big splashes in the rankings. William McGirt, the Memorial winner, climbed 58 spots to No. 44, while runner-up Jon Curran vaulted 104 spots, from No. 193 to No. 89.

New in the Top 50

No. 44 William McGirt (US), up 58 spots from No. 102

Out of the Top 50

No. 53 Ryan Moore (US), down three spots from No. 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. 28 Rafa Cabrera-Bello (SPAIN), holding previous best from last week

No. 32 Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG), up 13 spots from No. 45

Also rising

No. 11 Patrick Reed (US), up one spot from No. 12

No. 16 Matt Kuchar (US), up two spots from No. 18

No. 52 Martin Kaymer (GER), up one spots from No. 53

No. 89 Jon Curran (US), up 104 spots from No. 193

No. 99 Hideto Tanihara (JAPAN), up 11 spots from No. 110

Trending downward

No. 37 Bill Haas (US), down six spots from No. 31

Notable anniversaries

No. 1 Day (AUS), three years in the top 20

No. 15 Hideki Matsuyama (JAPAN), three years in the top 50

Top 50 scorecard, by nation

22-United States


3-Australia, South Africa

2-Sweden, Spain, South Korea

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

Happy Birthday…

… to Geoff Ogilvy (AUS), winner of the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot in New York, who turns 39 on Saturday.

… to Mark Calcavecchia (US), winner of the 1989 Open Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland, who turns 56 on Sunday.


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