Fitzpatrick Into Top 35; McGirt Top 50

Matthew Fitzpatrick, all of 21 years old, rose to No. 32 in the world in the latest  Official World Golf Rankings, after his win at the Nordea Masters. He is the youngest player in the top 50.

First-time PGA winner William McGirt took an even greater jump, rising from 102nd to 44th after winning The Memorial in a playoff.

Jason Day did not win this week, but stayed No. 1 for a ninth straight week and 15th overall, tying him with David Duvall for the 13th most weeks atop the rankings. The only move in the top 10 was American Dustin Johnson rising to No. 6, leapfrogging Henrik Stenson and Adam Scott. Johnson finished third at The Memorial. Stenson finished tied for fourth at the Nordea Masters, but the competition there was a step down from The Memorial.

The move gives the US four of the top six players in the world.

 

Race to Dubai

Matthew Fitzpatrick moved up to 11th in the Race to Dubai standings due his victory at the Nordea Masters. He has totaled 782,790 points through 12 events. Stenson became the seventh man to pass the 1 million-point mark for the 2016 season after his strong finish at Nodrea. Stenson has 1.114 million points in six events.

Masters champion Danny Willett remains the No. 1 player by a ton, with just over 3 million points; while Rory McIlroy is second at 1.988 million.

 

FedEx Cup Standings

Jason Day remains No. 1 in the PGA post-season rankings, sitting at 2,082 points through 11 events. Day has a 221-point lead on fellow Aussie Adam Scott.

Jordan Spieth is third with 1,695 points. William McGirt climbed from 37th to 10th with his victory.

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