OWGR Snapshot: Sweden In Elite Company

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With his victory in the Scottish Open, Alex Norén (SWE) returns to the Top 50 for the first time since Feb 24, 2013. His ranking of No. 49 is one spot shy of the best of his career, set in October 2012. In joining countrymen Henrik Stenson (No. 6) and David Lingmerth (No. 48), Norén gives Sweden three golfers in the Top 50, matching the United States, England, Australia and South Africa on the list of nations with at least three.

Jason Day (AUS) holds the No. 1 ranking for the 16th consecutive week. His run is tied with that of countryman Greg Norman from October 1990 until February 1991 as the 20th-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 20 weeks. It is the 12th-highest compilation of weeks in the top position by a player.

 

New in the Top 50

No. 49 Norén (SWE), up 50 spots from No. 99

 

Out of the Top 50

No. 51 Bernd Wiesberger (AUSTRIA), down one spots from No. 50

 

Reaching (maintaining) a personal Top-50 high point

No. 1 Day (AUS)

No. 2 Dustin Johnson (US) , holding previous best from last week

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

No. 10 Branden Grace (S. AFR.), holding previous best from last week

No. 22 Chris Wood (ENG), up two spots from No. 24

No. 25 Scott Piercy (US) , holding previous best from last week

No. 28 Rafa Cabrera-Bello (SPAIN) , holding previous best from last week

No. 32 Kevin Chappell (US) , holding previous best from last week

 

Also rising

No. 19 Phil Mickelson (US), up two spots from No. 21

No. 36 Andy Sullivan (ENG), up four spots from No. 40

No. 40 Danny Lee (NZ), up eight spots from No. 48

No. 68 Tyrrell Hatton (ENG), up 30 spots from No. 98

No. 69 Hideto Tanihara  (JAPAN), up 15 spots from No. 84

No. 99 Bradley Dredge (WALES), up two spots from No. 101

No. 124 Nicolas Colsaerts (BELG), up 42 spots from No. 166

No. 128 Richie Ramsay (SCOT), up 30 spots from No. 158

 

Trending downward

No. 42 Charley Hoffman (US), down four spots from No. 38

 

Notable anniversaries

No. 6 Stenson (SWE), three years in the top 20

No. 7 Rickie Fowler (US), two years in the top 20

No. 45 Marc Leishman (AUS), one year in the top 50

 

Top 50 scorecard, by nation

22-United States

7-England

3-Australia, Sweden, South Africa

2- Spain, South Korea

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

 

Happy Birthday …

… to Charles Coody (US), winner of The Masters in 1971, who turns 79 on Wednesday;

… to No. 8 Adam Scott (AUS), who turns 36 on Saturday;

… and to No. 49 Norén (SWE), who turned 32 on Tuesday.

 

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http://www.owgr.com/ranking

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