Satoshi Kodaira had six career wins and sat 46th in the world rankings at the start of last week, yet many were unaware of the Japanese star.
However, in just his fourth regular PGA Tour start, Kodaira made his presence well known with a seventh title at the RBC Heritage.
And as a result, the 28-year-old is up to his highest career ranking of 27th. That win came via a play-off with Si Woo Kim, who climbs from 51st to 39th himself.Embed from Getty Images
From tied third, Bryson DeChambeau (62nd to 48th) and Luke List (68th to 53rd) both move into the best ranking of their careers. There are decent rises too for Billy Horschel and Webb Simpson after finishing in tied fifth, with climbs from 91st to 78th and 43rd to 41st respectively.
Jon Rahm’s remarkable career continued with his fifth title at just 23 years of age at the Open de España on home soil. He is unmoved as world-number-four but behind him in second and third were Paul Dunne and fellow Spaniard Nacho Elvira; the two are both on the up. Dunne climbs seven places to a career-high 68th and Elvira 43 places to 180th. George Coetzee was solo fourth and moves a healthy distance inside the world’s top 100, up 14 places to 86th.Embed from Getty Images
Inside the world’s top 20 there are just three rises. None of Jason Day (14th to 13th), Henrik Stenson (15th to 14th) or Bubba Watson made appearances this week but all take single-place hops on the back of top 20 finishes at the Masters.
Lower down there are moves for Ian Poulter (31st to 29th), Ryan Moore (66th to 64th), Chesson Hadley (74th to 71st), Byeong Hun An (83rd to 80th), Beau Hossler (87th to 83rd) and Jorge Campillo (103rd to 92nd) who breaks the top 100 for the first time.
The full, updated rankings can be found here.
There were no changes to the top 10, and with only Sergio Garcia from that top decad playing this week, it looks unlikely there will be any by this time next week either.