Jordan Spieth Rises to World #3
After sliding as far as sixth in the Official World Golf Rankings, Jordan Spieth is back up to No. 3 in the world today after his playoff victory at the Travelers Championship on Sunday.
Dustin Johnson remains No. 1 for a 12th straight week at 12.6075 average points, chased by Hideki Matsuyama at 8.1427.
Spieth, No. 4 Rory McIlroy, No. 5 Jason Day, and No. 6 Sergio Garcia are all tightly bunched together. Spieth is at 7.74378, McIlroy at 7.7166, Day at 7.2783, and Garcia at 7.1906.
McIlroy, Day, and Garcia each moved down a position in accordance of Spieth’s rise. There were no other moves in the Top 10.
Daniel Berger, who lost the playoff to Spieth, entered the Top 20 for the first time in his career, rising 10 spots to No. 18. Berger is up 16 spots from No. 34 at the end of 2016. Third-place finisher Charley Hoffman jumped nine spots to No. 40. He started the year ranked 66th.
The feel-good story of the European Tour this year was Andres Romero’s win at the BMW International Open on Sunday, his first title in 10 years. He jumped from No. 837 to No. 182 with the victory.
FedEx Cup Standings
Jordan Spieth jumped back into the top five in the most recent FedEx Cup standings following his win at Travelers.
Spieth is No. 4 in the chase behind #1 Dustin Johnson, #2 Hideki Matsuyama, and #3 Justin Thomas. Just 291 points separate the top four players.
Race to Dubai Rankings
Sergio Garcia extend his lead to 221,000 points over Tommy Fleetwood in the Race to Dubai standings after finishing second at the BMW International Open on Sunday.
Garcia has 2.7 million points, Fleetwood 2.48 million. No other player has more than 2 million and only five others – Jon Rahm, Alex Noren, Justin Rose, Bernd Wiesberger, and Ross Fisher – have more than 1 million.