Kevin Chappell Rises to No. 23 with First Win

You can tell just how well Kevin Chappell has been playing over his first 180 starts by the fact that with just one win he’s suddenly ranked No. 23 in the world.

He jumped 18 spots from No. 41 with the victory, giving the United States 11 of the top 25 players in the world.

Fellow American Brooks Koepka, who finished second to Chappell at the Valero Texas Open, climbed from 24th to 19th this week. His was the only movement inside the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR).

Shenzhen International winner Bernd Wiesberger jumped 13 spots from 43rd to 30th this week, putting him one spot behind the man he beat in the Chinese tournament’s playoff. The UK’s Tommy Fleetwood rose from 33rd to 29th, and has climbed 70 places since the end of 2016.

FedEx Cup Standings

Chappell’s win launched him from 113th to 21st in the latest FedEx Cup standings. The top 17 positions in the standings remained the same from a week ago, with Valero runner-up Koepka jumping from 37th to 18th.

Race to Dubai

Tommy Fleetwood moved into second place with his runners-up performance at the Shenzhen International last weekend, and is just shy of becoming the second player to reach 2 million points for the season. Fleetwood has amassed 1.911 million points in 2017 in nine events, placing him second behind Sergio Garcia (2.441 million points in four events). Shenzhen winner Bernd Wiesberger climbed to sixth in the standings with 932,691 points, followed by Top 5 finisher Charl Schwartzel, who has 881,520 points.

 

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