As Sam Burns rises, Rory McIlroy falls to decade-plus low in OWGR
Whereas Sam Burns reached a career-best place within the newest Official World Golf Rating, Rory McIlroy fell to his worst rating in additional than a decade.
Burns’ victory Sunday on the Valspar Championship moved the 24-year-old LSU product from No. 94 to No. 44 on the earth. Burns ended final yr simply outdoors the highest 150, at No. 154.
McIlroy, in the meantime, fell two spots to No. 15, his worst world rank since Nov. 8, 2009, when he was No. 17. McIlroy has simply three top-10s in 9 worldwide begins this yr, and he has missed cuts on the Masters and Gamers in his previous three begins.
Viktor Hovland, who tied for third at Innisbrook, is now on the cusp of getting into the highest 10, as he jumped 4 spots to No. 11. Keegan Bradley’s runner-up end moved him again inside the highest 100, from No. 135 to No. 74. He must get into the highest 60 both after the PGA Championship (he’s exempt as a previous winner) or subsequent month’s Memorial Match to qualify for the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.