David Lingmerth and Alexander Noren were born less than three hours’ distance from each other in Sweden. On Sunday, they came from two different spots to within one place of each other in the latest Official World Golf Rankings thanks to their big wins.
Noren, a native of Stockholm, won the Nordea Masters on the European Tour to jump from 122nd to 70th.
Meanwhile, Lingmerth, who was raised in Tranas, climbed from 212th to 71st thanks to his win at The Memorial.
Inside the Top 10, Jim Furyk, off another strong finish, moved up to No. 3 in the world from fifth, his highest mark in a long time. Despite missing the cut at The Masters, Furyk has a win and two other top 5 finishes in his last five events.
Dustin Johnson had another strong finish as well to move up to seventh. Johnson has climbed 12 spots since the beginning of 2015.
Tiger Woods fell to No. 181 in the world after finishing last at The Memorial, down nine spots.