OWGR Snapshot: Johnson Climbs to No. 2

Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson's run of success this past year has seen him climb all the way to No. 2 in the OWGR.

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking:

After his second consecutive victory – this one coming at the WGC-Bridgestone InvitationalDustin Johnson (US) rises to No. 2 for the first time in his career, climbing over Jordan Spieth this week. In his last four starts, Johnson has placed in the top five each time, helping him rise six spots from No. 8 in the past two months. In a long run of success, it’s been more than 12 months since Johnson last missed a cut on the PGA Tour.


Scott Piercy, who has finished second to Johnson at both the U.S. Open and the WGC-Bridgestone, has risen from No. 66 to No. 25 on the strength of those two runner-up finishes.

Jason Day (AUS) holds the No. 1 ranking for the 15th consecutive week. It is tied with Fred Couples’ second and final stint in 1992 as the 21st-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 19 weeks. It is the 12th-highest compilation of weeks in the top position by a player.

New in the Top 50

No. 37 Thongchai Jaidee (THAI), up 20 spots from No. 57

Out of the Top 50

No. 51 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THAI), down two spots from No. 49

Reaching (maintaining) a personal Top-50 high point

No. 1 Day (AUS)

No. 2 Johnson (US)

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

No. 10 Branden Grace (S. AFR.), up two spots from No. 12

No. 25 Scott Piercy (US), up 18 spots from No. 43

No. 28 Rafa Cabrera-Bello (SPAIN), up three spots from No. 31

No. 32 Kevin Chappell (US), up six spots from No. 38

Also rising

No. 5 Bubba Watson (US), up one spot from No. 6

No. 15 Matt Kuchar (US), up two spots from No. 17

No. 20 J.B. Holmes (US), up one spot from No. 21

No. 52 Martin Kaymer (GER), up two spots from No. 54

No. 55 Francesco Molinari (ITALY), up 23 spots from No. 78

No. 84 Hideto Tanihara (JAPAN), up 19 spots from No. 103

No. 92 Colt Knost (US), up nine spots from No. 101

No. 99 Alex Norén (SWE), up 11 spots from No. 110

Trending downward

No. 44 Marc Leishman (AUS), down five spots from No. 39

Notable anniversaries

No. 7 Rickie Fowler (US), two years in the top 25

No. 18 Zach Johnson (US), one year in the top 25

Top 50 scorecard, by nation

22-United States

7-England

3-Australia, South Africa

2-Sweden, Spain, South Korea

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

Happy Birthday …

… to No. 32 Chappell (US), who turns 30 on Friday

… to Tony Jacklin (ENG), winner of the 1969 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes and the 1970 U.S. Open at  Hazeltine in Minnesota, who turns 72 on Thursday.

 

go to OWGR website:

http://www.owgr.com/ranking

 

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