There were quite a few changes in the just released Official World Golf Rankings for October 29, 2017.
The most notable was Justin Rose, with his victory at the WGC-HSBC Champions moved up the rankings from No. 13 to No. 6
With his T-2 at the WGC-HSBC Brooks Koepka moved inside the top-10 to No. 7, and Henrik Stenson who also T-2 moved up one spot inside the top-10 from No. 9 to No. 8.
These three players advancing resulted in four notable changes in the latest ranking.
Rory McIlroy who said in June his goal was to regain the World No. 1 title, fell from sixth to ninth. McIlroy started 2017 as No. 2 in the OWGR.
“Like I’ve said all along, winning golf tournaments and playing well takes care of the rankings. It’s funny, I don’t look at it as much now as I would if I was number one. If I was Dustin Johnson, I would be looking at that thing every Monday morning,” said McIlroy.
Jason Day finished 2016 as World No. 1, but recently had dropped to No. 8. After Sundays victory by Justin Rose, Day dropped outside the top 10 to No. 11.
Two weeks ago Day also expressed his goal of regaining the No. 1 spot, saying he wasn’t prepared for everything that went with being No. 1 the first time he held that ranking.
“I will handle it much better the next time,” said Day.
Rickie Fowler dropped from seventh the previous week to No. 10.
Sergio Garcia fell from No.10 to No.12. He finished thirteen in 2016.
Ryan Armour, the winner of the Sanderson Farms Championship jumped from 321 to 156.