Spieth Regains No. 1 Spot for 1 Week

Just when you thought golf’s ranking system couldn’t get any weirder, Jordan Spieth is back to being No. 1 in the world, despite missing a seconds straight cut.

Even weirder, he’ll lose the ranking again next week, because Rory McIlroy finished tied for 29th at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Spieth is now tied with Bernard Langer with three total weeks at No. 1. Next on the long list is Martin Kaymer, at eight weeks.

Inside the Top 10, American Rickie Fowler jumped from ninth to fifth with his win at the Deutsche Bank Championship. US players currently hold three of the Top 5 spots, and five of the top 10.

Deutsche Bank runner-up Henrik Stenson climbed from eighth to sixth. Stenson had been down to 10th for a time after ending 2014 ranked No. 2.

Tiger Woods fell to No. 272 in the world.

 

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