With his dramatic play-off victory at the Travelers Championship, Jordan Spieth earns his highest world ranking in the best part of a year, in third up three places from sixth.
Spieth dropped to fourth after finishing tied 21st at the Deutsche Bank Championship last September but returns to the top three after holing out from the bunker for birdie to beat Daniel Berger at TPC River Highlands.Embed from Getty Images
Berger would have made it two wins in three weeks, having defended his FedEx St. Jude Classic title two weeks ago, if he had overcome Spieth; the second place finish gives him the best ranking of his career though, in 18th from 28th, as he continues his rise up the rankings.
Former-world-number-21 Andres Romero won his first title in nine years at the European Tour’s BMW International Open and rockets his world ranking from 837th to inside the top 200 at 182nd. The Argentinian saw off Sergio Garcia in tied second, although the Masters champion actually falls a place from 5th to 6th this week because of Spieth’s jump.Embed from Getty Images
Back on the PGA Tour, Danny Lee, 99th to 80th, and Charley Hoffman, 49th to 40th, both take rises after their tied third finishes whilst Paul Casey finished tied fifth and moves inside the top 20 from 16th to 15th. Also in tied fifth, Boo Weekley climbs from 390th to 277th but Patrick Reed is unmoved in 17th.
Alongside Sergio Garcia in second at the BMW International Open, Thomas Detry moves up 81 places to 150th and Richard Bland 49 places to 140th. Rikard Karlberg came solo fifth and hops from 159th to 147th whilst, on the back of his maiden career win at the Nordea Masters, Renato Paratore moves closer to the top 100 with a tied sixth finish, moving up to 115th.
World-number-29 Bernd Wiesberger fired a final round 68 at Golfclub München Eichenried to make it 22 consecutive events in which he has earned world ranking points, dating back to the KLM Open last September, in which time his ranking has risen 34 places from 63rd.Embed from Getty Images
The full, updated, rankings can be found here.
The European Tour’s second Rolex Series event tees off this week at the HNA Open De France and has attracted a strong field whilst many of the usual PGA Tour suspects take to the Quicken Loans National providing plenty to play for in the world ranking stakes.