Jordan Spieth jumped back to the top of the mountain in the latest Official World Golf Rankings on Monday thanks to his victory at the TOUR Championship, which in turn won him the FedEx Cup.
Spieth is just slightly ahead of Jason Day, who claimed the No. 1 spot for the first time last week – by a margin of 0.979 points. Rory McIlroy dropped to third from second.
The bottom half of the top 10 saw just as much flux, with Justin Rose and Dustin Johnson each rising a spot to No. 7 and No. 8, while Jim Furyk, whose arm injuries largely kept him out of the last two tournaments, fell two spots to No. 9.
Open Championship winner Zach Johnson climbed to No. 10, knocking Sergio Garcia out of the top 10. Johnson’s ascension into the top 10 gives the US seven of the Top 10 players in the world.
Thongchai Jaidee’s win at the Porsche European Championship allowed him to move up from 44th to 32nd.
Idle Tiger Woods dropped from 292nd to 299th. He has fallen 267 spots since the beginning of 2015.