Rose New No. 6; Kaufman Into Top 100

Justin Rose used his win at the UBS Open to climb a spot to No. 6 in the latest Official World Golf Rankings.

Rose is right back where he started the year, one of only two players, the other being No.4 Bubba Watson, who can make that claim in the Top 10.

Jason Day retained his No. 1 ranking for a second straight week and a third overall. No player has stayed No. 1 for more than two weeks in a row since Jordan Spieth first displaced Rory McIlroy from the spot on August 17.

American Smylie Kaufman, surprise winner of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, jumped from 226th to 75th with his win. To put that move up in perspective, the Tour rookie was 1,548th at the end of 2014.

Rose’s runner-up, Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard, climbed 103 spots to No. 182 for his runner-up effort, which qualified him for the field of 60 in The Final Series.

And yes, we’re going there again. Former No. 1 Tiger Woods fell 17 places to No. 351, a drop of 319 spots since the end of the 2014 season.

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