Rafa Cabrera Bello’s first European Tour win since 2012, and only the third of his career, sees him rise to 17th in the world.
The Spaniard beat Callum Shinkwin in a play-off to claim the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open title a week prior to The Open Championship and reaches the highest ranking of his career; his play-off opponent, Shinkwin, reaches the highest ranking of his career too, at 158th up from 405th.Embed from Getty Images
Matthieu Pavon finished third and rises from 205th to 133rd. With the exception of world-number-19 Matt Kuchar, all tied fourth finishers Ryan Fox (122nd to 95th), Andrew Dodt (193rd to 154th), Anthony Wall (245th to 184th) and Padraig Harrington (169th to 134th) all take significant improvements.
There’s mini jumps for those in tied ninth: Soren Kjeldsen is up three places to 76th, Lee Slattery 75 places to 347th, Ian Poulter seven places to 78th, Robert Rock 57 places to 283rd and Andy Sullivan four places to 66th. Rickie Fowler also finished tied ninth but is unmoved in 10th.
Graeme McDowell didn’t do enough to qualify for this week’s Open Championship with his tied 19th finish at the Scottish Open, but he does move back inside the top 100 up three places from 102nd.
Having missed seven cuts in a row between April and June, Bryson DeChambeau rounded off two consecutive top 20s with his first PGA Tour victory at the John Deere Classic and also breaks the world’s top 100 – for the first time – at 81st from 144th.Embed from Getty Images
DeChambeau saw out Patrick Rodgers by one shot who moves from 177th to 128th. Rick Lamb and Wesley Bryan came in tied third and make jumps of 160 places to 280th and seven places to 34th respectively.
Without a start this week, Jon Rahm is still reaping the rewards of his win at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open as he leapfrogs Henrik Stenson into seventh – improving his all-time best ranking again.
The full, updated, rankings can be found here.
It’s the turn of the third major championship of the year with The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale this week, and maximal world ranking points are back on offer.