Tiger Woods’ return to competitive golf has proved particularly fruitful; the former world-number-one has climbed from 1199th to 668th in the world with his tied ninth finish at the Hero World Challenge.
It was a minor week on the golfing calendar and so only three men in the world’s top 50 made upward moves.
With an emphatic final round of 61, Rickie Fowler ran out winner at the Hero World Challenge and gives his world ranking a two-place boost to seventh, overtaking Brooks Koepka and Henrik Stenson.Embed from Getty Images
Charley Hoffman was left in the wake of Fowler’s 61, finishing four shots back in second, but does move up five places to 22nd.
Finally, Satoshi Kodaira creeps inside the top 50, up four places from 53rd, after coming tied 21st at the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup.
Yusaku Miyazato won the same event, and Seungsu Han came tied third. The pair move from 74th to 58th and 97th to 87th respectively.
The only other significant movers in the top 100 are the winners of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open Dylan Frittelli, 67th to 55th, and the Australian PGA Championship Cameron Smith, 86th to 61st.
The full, updated, rankings can be found here.