Scotland’s Russell Knox jumped eight spots to No. 18 in the latest Official World Golf Rankings after winning the Travelers’ Championship on Sunday.
It was his second PGA title in as many years. He has risen 12 places in 2016.
The top 10 remained unchanged with one exception – Adam Scott surpassed Rickie Fowler as No. 7 in the world. It’s been a nice bounce-back year for the former No. 1, who was 12th on January 1.
With many top players headed to Brazil for the Olympics, there wasn’t much play in the world rankings overall.
Jason Day remained No. 1 in the world for a 17th straight week and 21st overall. Next week he will tie Lee Westwood for the 12th-most weeks spent at No. 1 in a career.
Knox jumped from seventh to fourth in the latest FedEx Cup standings. The time to qualify for the post-season series of tournaments is rapidly drawing to a close. The top 125 players qualify for a spot, but only a certain number have a real chance of winning it unless they get amazingly hot in the post-season.
The top four players have more than 2,000 points and the top 33 have 1,000 or more.