Jason Dufner Rises to #27 with Win

5 June 2017, Posted by , , 0

Jason Dufner rose to No. 27 in the world on Monday following his come-from-behind victory at The Memorial. He rose 38 spots from No. 65 in the world.

Twenty-year-old Italian rookie Renato Paratore jumped from 272nd to 131st after winning the Nordea Masters.

Despite missing the cut at the Memorial, Dustin Johnson is still #1 by a wide margin over Rory McIlroy.

Rickie Fowler, who finished second at the Memorial, climbed back into the top 10 at No. 9, up three places from a week ago. Matt Kuchar, who finished tied for fourth, rose three spots to No. 18.

Finishing tied for second with Fowler was very good for Anirban Lahiri. The Indian star rose 25 spots to No. 65.

Tiger Woods, arrested on suspicions of DUI, fell 34 spots to No. 899. He has fallen 247 spots since the end of 2016.

FedEx Cup Standings

Dufner rose to 13th in the FedEx Cup standings with his win at The Memorial. He was ranked 56th last year.  A  top five finish at  The Memorial allowed Justin Thomas to take over second from Hideki Matsuyama in the rankings, while Rickie Fowler moved up from eighth to 10th after finishing tied for second.

Daniel Summerhays might have blown the lead at the Memorial, but still rose from 157th to 132nd in the FedEx standings.

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