Johnson Rises to No. 2, Jaidee Into Top 40

Dustin Johnson’s win at the WGC-Bridgestone, fresh on the heels of his victory at the US Open, vaulted him to No. 2 in the world in the most recent Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) earlier this week.

Johnson is averaging 11.1544 points per tournament, nudging him slightly ahead of Jordan Spieth, who is at 11.1524. Both men trail No. 1 Jason Day (13.4760 points per).

Day retained the No. 1 ranking for a 15th straight week and 19th overall.  Inside the top 10, Bubba Watson returned to No. 5, pushing Henrik Stenson back to sixth. And South Africa’s Branden Grace rejoined the top 10, knocking Justin Rose to 11th.

Bridgestone runner-up Scott Piercy vaulted from 43rd to a career-best 25th, and has climbed 23 spots in 2016. Open de France winner Thongchai Jaidee soared 20 spots to No. 37.

The ever-idle Tiger Woods dropped out of the top 600 to 604th.

FedEx Cup Standings

Not surprisingly, Johnson rose to No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings from third with his win at the WGC-Bridgestone. Through 15 events, he has 2,411 points, ahead of Jason Day’s 2,307. Adam Scott is third with 1,984 points, followed by Jordan Spieth at 1,865 – a fantastically close race halfway through the regular season.

Race to Dubai Standings

Rory McIlroy became the second man to break 2 million points for the year with his third-place finish at the 100th Open de France. He still trails Danny Willett by mor than 1 million points for the overall lead.

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