After a play-off defeat to Billy Horschel at the AT&T Byron Nelson, Jason Day reclaims his spot as world-number-three that he lost only last week.
Day’s world ranking has been in decline since February where he has fallen from first to fourth. However, with his best finish since the PGA Championship last July, the Australian leapfrogs Hideki Matsuyama back into the top trio.Embed from Getty Images
Also inside the top 10, Henrik Stenson rejoins the world’s top five – after a six week absence – despite no performance this week as results from Sergio Garcia (tied 20th) and Jordan Spieth (missed cut) cause them to drop to sixth and seventh respectively.
Meanwhile, Adam Scott is still reaping the rewards of his tied sixth finish at THE PLAYERS Championship as he swaps places with Justin Rose from ninth to eighth.
With his first PGA Tour win since 2014, directly on the back of three consecutive missed cuts, Horschel climbs from 76th to 44th and back inside the top 50 for the first time since May 2016. James Hahn pushed Horschel and Day to the wire and finished in solo third; his reward, though, is a rise of only 12 places to 71st.Embed from Getty Images
The ever-consistent Matt Kuchar finished tied sixth at TPC Four Seasons and takes a two-place bump to 18th, one behind Louis Oosthuizen who is up one place to 17th and finishing tied 18th at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Without a PGA Tour win to his name, Jason Kokrak led the Dallas tournament after 36 holes but slipped to fourth. He does, however, move inside the world’s top century from 128th to 95th.
Over on the European Tour, a weak field at the Rocco Forte Open left little in regards to world ranking points, but winner Alvaro Quiros does move almost 500 places to 237th from 703rd. In second Zander Lombard moves from 431st to 269th, whilst Chinese superstar Li Haotong finished third and climbs 21 places in the rankings to 128th.Embed from Getty Images
The full, updated, rankings can be found here.
The European Tour will take centre stage this week, though, with the BMW PGA Championship at Wenworth teeing off for one of the tour’s biggest events.