Lee Westwood Rises to No.26

Lee Westwood’s win at the Thailand Championship saw him rise 17 spots in the latest Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR), all the way to No. 26.

Westwood was one of three winners this weekend who saw their fortunes improve accordingly.

Greg Chalmers,winner of the Australian PGA Championship, soared 161 spots to No. 173 from No. 334, and Branden Grace,winner of the Dunhill Championship in South Africa, jumped from 117th to 82nd.

Rory McIlroy spent his 20th straight week and 59th overall at the No. 1 spot. He will end 2014 tied with Seve Ballesteros for the fourth-most weeks ever spent at the top spot (61).

 

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