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OWGR Snapshot: Johnson Up To No. 3; DeChambeau Rising

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking:

Following his U.S. Open victory, Dustin Johnson (US) rises to No. 3 in the world. This matches Johnson’s previous highest position in the world ranking, which he last held on June 21, 2015.


Bryson DeChambeau (US) continues his steady ascent. One year ago, after the 2015 U.S. Open, he was ranked No. 1,603. He started 2016 ranked 671, then climbed to No. 349 after his T21 finish at this year’s Masters. A T4 finish at the RBC Heritage one week later was his best PGA Tour finish and moved him up to No. 205, where he hovered for two months until his T15 finish at the U.S. Open elevated him to No. 148.

Jason Day (AUS) holds the No. 1 ranking for the 13th consecutive week. It is tied with a Tiger Woods run in early 1998 as the 23rd-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 17 weeks. He has sole possession of the 12th-highest compilation of weeks in the top position.

New in the Top 50
No. 43 Scott Piercy (US), up 24 spots from No. 67

Out of the Top 50
No. 52 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THAI), down four spots from No. 48

Reaching (maintaining) a personal Top-50 high point
No. 1 Day (AUS)
No. 3 Johnson (US)
No. 9 Willett (ENG), holding previous best from last week

Also rising
No. 11 Branden Grace (S. AFR.), up one spot from No. 12
No. 12 Sergio García (SPAIN), up one spot from No. 13
No. 19 Jim Furyk (US), up 13 spots from No. 32
No. 25 Shane Lowry (IRL), up 16 spots from No. 41
No. 51 Jason Dufner (US), up nine spots from No. 60
No. 86 Daniel Summerhays (US), up 16 spots from No. 102
No. 98 Kevin Streelman (US), up 20 spots from No. 118
No. 148 Bryson DeChambeau (US), up 53 spots from No. 201

Trending downward
No. 13 Patrick Reed (US), down two spots from No. 11
No. 29 Paul Casey (ENG), down five spots from No. 24
No. 42 Jimmy Walker (US), down four spots from No. 38

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

Happy Birthday …
… to No. 17 Matt Kuchar (US), who turned 38 on Tuesday
… to No. 26 Russell Knox (SCOT), who turned 31 on Tuesday
… to No. 46 William McGirt (US), who turned 37 on Tuesday
… to No. 3 Johnson (US), who turned 32 on Wednesday

go to OWGR website:
http://www.owgr.com/ranking

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