Winners of the PGA Tour and European Tour events at the weekend, Daniel Berger and Dylan Frittelli, both rise to their highest ever world ranking after their victories.
Berger earned his second career-PGA Tour title by retaining the FedEx St. Jude Classic crown whilst Frittelli won his maiden European Tour event, the Lyoness Open.Embed from Getty Images
With a previous high of 28th, Berger climbs 19 places from 43rd to 24th and, with a previous high of 94th, Frittelli moves from 104th to 76th.
Charl Schwartzel and Whee Kim ran Berger close at TPC Southwind and their tied second finishes earn them jumps of five places to 16th and 118 places to 172nd. Rafa Cabrera Bello was, at the end, the only man who could have caught Berger but ended tied fourth; he does take a two place hop to 28th, though.Embed from Getty Images
Meanwhile fellow tied fourth finishers Billy Horschel, 48th to 47th, and Chez Reavie, 158th to 140th, take minor jumps whilst amateur Braden Thornberry made his first start in a world ranking event and his astonishing tied fourth finish gives him an opening ranking of 663rd. Kevin Chappell, also tied fourth, is unmoved in 26th.
Behind Frittelli in tied second was fellow South African Jbe’ Kruger, Finland’s Mikko Korhonen and England’s David Horsey; all three players – 252nd to 192nd, 233rd to 176th and 138th to 118th – make respective moves.Embed from Getty Images
Inside the world’s top 10, despite no starts from any of the three players this week, Sergio Garcia falls from fifth to seventh as Jordan Spieth, 5th, and Henrik Stenson, 6th, climb one place apiece to leapfrog the Spaniard.
The full, updated, rankings can be found here.
It’s major week again, with the US Open, and so a maximum 100 world ranking points are on offer to the winner at Erin Hills.