With a respective win and a tied second at the weekend, Alex Noren and Jon Rahm take a move inside the world’s top 10.
Noren took the title at one of the European Tour’s flagship events, the BMW PGA Championship, and moves up to his highest position of eighth and returns to the top 10 for the first time since early April.Embed from Getty Images
Meanwhile, Rahm fell short at the Dean & Deluca Invitational but continues his colossal career rise to inside the top decad for the first time in his career, at ninth. In doing so, Noren and Rahm dislodge Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler.
Also inside the top 10, Jordan Spieth hops up one place to sixth, swapping places with Sergio Garcia, after finishing tied second with Rahm at Colonial CC. Sean O’Hair was also in tied second and climbs from 82nd to 67th.
There’s big rises from Francesco Molinari, 31st to 16th, who finished second at Wentworth Club, and winner of the Dean & Deluca Invitational Kevin Kisner, 45th to 22nd. Hideto Tanihara finished three shots behind Noren at the BMW PGA Championship but does reclaim a career-high of 48th in the world, up 10 places from 58th.Embed from Getty Images
Danny Lee (93rd) and Dean Burmester (94th) both break into the top 100 after placing sixth at the Dean & Deluca Invitational and tied ninth at the BMW PGA Championship respectively.
Further down, little-known Julian Suri, who was outside the top 1000 two months ago, continues his escalation with his first career win – at the D+D REAL Czech Challenge – to move to 279th.
The full, updated, rankings can be found here.