Fowler Rises to No. 5 in Rankings

Rickie Fowler didn’t win the Quicken Loans National on Sunday, but his second-place finish saw him rise to No. 5 in the world, a jump of three places inside the Top 10.

Dustin Johnson slid from fifth to seventh, and Justin Rose from seventh to eighth to make way for Fowler. The US has five of the top 7 golfers in the world, with Rory McIlroy still No. 1 and Australia’s Jason Day No. 4.

Quicken Loans champ Troy Merritt catapulted from 180th to 99th with his win. He started the year ranked 286th.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat won the Paul Lawrie Invitational, his second victory this season on the European Tour. He moved up from 92nd to 67th, and has climbed up 67 spots this year.

Madeira Islands Open champion Roope Kakko jumped up a whopping 259 spots from 514th to 255th, putting him seven spots ahead of Tiger Woods, who did not lose ground for the first time in four months, instead climbing four spots to No. 262.

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