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OWGR Snapshot: Hurley is Soaring

Billy Hurley III

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking:

Billy Hurley III is flying up the rankings after his impressive win at the Quicken Loans National. Ascending 438 spots, from No. 607 to No. 169, the former Naval officer made one of the biggest moves of the year. His win earned him an invite to the Open Championship, which he promptly declined because of his sister’s wedding. With all his family has been through this past year, Hurley’s decision was based on family priorities.

Jason Day (AUS) holds the No. 1 ranking for the 14th consecutive week. It is tied with a David Duval run in 1999 as the 22th-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 18 weeks. It is the 12th-highest compilation of weeks in the top position by a player.

Following his victory in the BMW International Open in Germany, Henrik Stenson (SWE) rises to No. 5, returning to the top-5 for the first time since the ranking of Feb. 14. Stenson has been as high as No. 2 in the world, most recently on April 5, 2015.

New in the Top 50

No. 49 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THAI), up three spots from No. 52

Out of the Top 50

No. 52 Harris English (US), down two spots from No. 50

Reaching (maintaining) a personal Top-50 high point

No. 1 Day (AUS)

No. 3 Dustin Johnson (US), holding previous best from last week

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

Also rising

No. 11 Sergio García (SPAIN), up one spot from No. 12

No. 18 Jim Furyk (US), up one spots from No. 19

No. 33 Bill Haas (US), up six spots from No. 39

No. 41 Emiliano Grillo (ARG), up six spots from No. 47

No. 59 Thorbjørn Oleson (DEN), up 19 spots from No. 78

No. 78 Francesco Molinari (ITALY), up five spots from No. 83

No. 119 Vijay Singh (FIJI), up 91 spots from No. 210

No. 153 Ollie Schniederjans (US), up 90 spots from No. 243

No. 169 Billy Hurley III (US), up 438 spots from No. 607

Trending downward

No. 44 Jimmy Walker (US), down two spots from No. 42

Notable anniversaries

No. 8 Adam Scott (AUS), five years in the top-20

Top 50 scorecard, by nation

22-United States


3-Australia, South Africa

2-Sweden, Spain, South Korea

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


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