After overturning an eight-shot deficit on Sunday to win the WGC-HSBC Champions, Justin Rose cuts his ranking by over half from 13th to sixth, a position he has not found himself in since late 2015.Embed from Getty Images
Dustin Johnson was the man to lose his lead at Sheshan International Golf Club but he does strengthen his lead at the summit of the rankings to 1.88 points ahead of Jordan Spieth, after falling to tied second.
Alongside the world-number-one was Henrik Stenson, who is up one place to eighth, and Brooks Koepka, who is up four places to seventh. Rafa Cabrera-Bello scrapes inside the world’s top 20 with a one place hop from 21st.Embed from Getty Images
There are minor movements for Bernd Wiesberger (40th to 36th) who finished tied ninth, Tony Finau (44th to 41st) who finished tied 11th, Branden Grace (45th to 42nd) in tied 15th, Kyle Stanley (53rd to 49th) and Peter Uihlein (69th to 56th) both in tied fifth and Charles Howell III (67th to 62nd) and Patrick Cantlay (72nd to 67th) both tied 15th.
Aged 41, Ryan Armour won his first PGA Tour title at the Sanderson Farms Championship by five shots and sees his world ranking cut to 156th from 321st. Chesson Hadley was Armour’s closest rival and climbs almost 30 places to 86th. Meanwhile Jonathan Randolph, who came solo third, is up 57 places to 222nd.Embed from Getty Images
Asian duo Satoshi Kodaira and Sunghoon Kang both make impressive strides inside the top 100 with their respective finishes at the Mynavi ABC Championship and Hyundia Insurance K.J. Choi Invitational. The former moves from 65th to 61st and the latter 83rd to 74th.
The full, updated, rankings can be found here.
European Tour stars enter a rewarding stretch of three straight Rolex Series events this week – beginning with the Turkish Airlines Open – which will be sure to see some big changes in the world rankings.