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OWGR Snapshot: Four for England

Paul Casey

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking:

Jason Day (AUS) holds the No. 1 ranking for the 12th consecutive week. It is the 24th-longest streak in the history of the ranking, which began in 1986

Including his two short stints at No. 1 last autumn, Day now has topped the ranking for a total of 16 weeks. That ties him with Fred Couples at No. 12 on the list of compiled weeks in the top position.

A two-spot jump by Paul Casey to No. 24 gives England four in the Top 25. Casey joins Danny Willett (No. 9), Justin Rose (No. 10) and Chris Wood (No. 23).

Big movers this week include: Daniel Berger (USA), fresh off his win at the FedEx St. Jude Classic and rising to No. 29; Steve Stricker, who plays a reduced Tour schedule, but tied for runner-up behind Berger and rose 82 spots to No. 171; Wu Ashun (CHN), who won the European Tour’s Lyoness Open in Austria and climbed 95 spots up to No. 127.

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. 28 Rafa Cabrera-Bello (SPAIN), holding previous best from last week
No. 29 Daniel Berger (US), up 17 spots from No. 46

Also rising
No. 17 Phil Mickelson (US), up three spots from No. 20
No. 95 James Morrison (ENG), up 12 spots from No. 107
No. 127 Wu Ashun (CHINA), up 95 spots from No. No. 222
No. 171 Steve Stricker (US), up 82 spots from No. 253

Trending downward
No. 32 Jim Furyk (US), down three spots from No. 29

Notable anniversaries
No. 14 Louis Oosthuizen (S. AFR.), one year in the top 25
No. 26 Kevin Kisner (US), one year in the top 50
No. 41 Shane Lowry (IRE), one year 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 Justin Leonard (US), winner of the 1997 Open Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland, who turns 44 on Wednesday.
… to No. 17 Mickelson (US), a five-time major championship winner, who turns 46 on Thursday

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