Jason Day’s Saturday collapse at the RBC Heritage took him out of contention for that crown, but he managed to retain his hold on the No. 1 ranking in the world.
Day finished 23rd at Hilton Head, South Carolina. He is No. 1 for the fourth week in a row and the 10th week overall since supplanting Jordan Spieth on March 28. He is the 15th player to be ranked No. 1 for at least 10 weeks in his career, and the third Australian, joining Adam Scott (11 weeks) and Greg Norman (331 weeks).
South Africa’s Branden Grace rose three spots to No. 11 following his win at the RBC Heritage, supplanting Louis Oosthuizen (No. 12) as the highest ranked player from the sub-continent.
RBC Heritage runner-up Russell Knox moved up 11 spots from 40th to 29th. Fourth-place Bryson DeChambeau jumped up 144 spots to No. 205. He has risen 456 spots this year overall.