Bubba Watson Climbs to 3rd in Rankings

Waste Management Phoenix Open winner Brooks Koepka rose to No. 19 in the world, while runner-up Bubba Watson rose to No. 3 in the latest Official World Golf Rankings.

Watson moved past new No. 4 Adam Scott with his strong finish. Rory McIlroy is No. 1 and Henrik Stenson No. 2.

Koepka jumped from 33rd to 19th with his big finish.

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods, who missed the cut in Arizona, slid down nine spots out of the Top 50 to 56th.

This is McIlroy’s 66th week overall as No. 1 in the world. He is fourth on the all-time list in that category, with England’s Nick Faldo (97) weeks his next target.

McIlroy has been No. 1 for 27 straight weeks, the 14th-longest streak in history. If he can hold the spot for another six weeks, he will break his own personal best of 32 weeks set between August 2012 and March 2013.

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