Dustin Johnson’s big win on Sunday did wonders for his name, his game, his pocket book, and now his official golf world ranking.
Johnson vaulted from 16th to seventh after winning the tournament by one stroke. He has climbed 12 spots since the beginning of 2015.
The top three spots stayed the same, but Adam Scott reclaimed No. 4 from countryman Jason Day. Scott finished tied for fourth at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Florida.
Cadillac runner-up J.B. Holmes rose from 41st to 19th in the rankings, the high point of his career to date.
Outside of the Top 100, Trevor Fisher Jr., winner of the Africa Open, rose 113 spots from No. 271 to No. 158 to rank one spot above his idol and countryman Rory Sabbatini.
The still-idle Tiger Woods slid another four spots to No. 79. He has fallen 47 places since the end of 2014.