US Open Champ Koepka Breaches Top 10
In a week of upheaval in the Top 10, US Open champion Brooks Koepka rose 12 spots to No. 10 in the world this week in the Official World Golf Rankings.
In all, every position in the Top 10 saw movement except for 1. Dustin Johnson, No.8 Alex Noren, and No. 9 Rickie Fowler. Hideki Matsyuama, who wound up finishing tied for second behind Koepka, rose from No. 4 to No. 2, bypassing Rory McIlroy and Jason Day.
Sergio Garcia, who finished in the top 15, jumped from seventh to fifth, pushing down Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson.
Also making big gains was UK’s Tommy Fleetwood, who rose from 33rd to 21st after contending all weekend. Fleetwood started the year ranked 99th.
Brian Harman, whose third-round 63 tied the US Open record for low round, jumped from 50th to 27th. He was ranked 141st on January 1, 2017.
Plummeting the opposite direction were 2016 Masters champ Danny Willett, who fell seven spots to No. 38, and has dropped from 27 spots from No. 11 this year. He’s two spots ahead of Bubba Watson, who fell three spots to 40th and has dropped 30 places from No. 10 in January.
FedEx Cup Standings
Brooks Koepka rose to fifth from 19th in the latest FedEx Cup Standings, having amassed 1,534 points. Dustin Johnson leads the chase with 2,270 points but Hideki Matsuyama is just 125 points behind him at 2,145.
Race to Dubai Standings
New inhabitants at the top two spots in the Race to Dubai standings as Sergio Garcia took the No. 1 spot and Tommy Fleetwood moved into second. Garcia is No. 1 despite just five qualifying events. He’s piled up 2.552 million points. Fleetwood was a top five finisher at the US Open last weekend and has 2.415 million points through 11 events.