Collin Morikawa strikes forward of Tiger Woods in newest world rankings
Collin Morikawa’s world rating is beginning to match the trajectory of his speedy ascent by way of the PGA Tour’s ranks.
Morikawa outlasted Justin Thomas in an exhilarating playoff to seize the Workday Charity Open, the second victory of his younger profession which, to this point, contains just one missed reduce. The win pushed Morikawa as much as 13th within the newest Official World Golf Rating, 16 spots over his earlier perch. It additionally places him one spot forward of Masters champ Tiger Woods, who will return to motion this week at Muirfield Village after a five-month absence.
Thomas moved up two spots to No. three together with his runner-up consequence, vaulting previous current winners Dustin Johnson and Webb Simpson. Viktor Hovland went from 42nd to 33rd with a solo third-place consequence, additional cementing his spot among the many high 50 on the earth – which, sadly for the Norwegian, will not assist him qualify for the 2020 Masters. That area is full, whereas Hovland seems in place to simply qualify for the 2021 version by way of the world rankings.
BY Ryan Lavner
— July 13, 2020 at 9:40 AM
The primary of two PGA Tour occasions at Muirfield Village was compelling. Tiger Woods now enters for the large present on the Memorial Match.
After lacking the reduce in Ohio, Jordan Spieth fell three spots to No. 61 on the earth. It marks the primary time that Spieth has been ranked outdoors the highest 60 since his breakthrough win on the 2013 John Deere Basic, which lifted the then-teenager from 120th to 59th on the earth. Spieth has completed inside the highest 50 simply twice in 9 begins this season.
Rory McIlroy stays world No. 1 for one more week, adopted by Jon Rahm, Thomas, Johnson and Simpson. Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau stay Nos. 6 and seven, respectively, with Patrick Reed, Adam Scott and Patrick Cantlay now rounding out the newest high 10.