Official World Golf Rankings August 7th, 2017: Players make big moves


There was only one change in the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings released Monday.

Rickie Fowler moves up from 11th to 10th, with Brooks Koepka dropping one to 11th.

Hideki Matsuyama remained in the No. 3 spot despite winning the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Jordan Spieth earned enough points at Firestone to hold on to the No. 2 spot.

One of the biggest moves was by Charley Hoffman with another great week, finishing 3rd in the WGC. His consistent good play of late has moved him to 20th, up from 31st. He started the year at 66th.

Thomas Pieters looked poised to win at Firestone but with his fourth place finish moved up from 34th to 23rd.

With an off year for Zach Johnson had dropped from 38th to 71st. With his second place finish Sunday he rebounds back up the rankings to 40th.

Aftee his win at the Barracuda Championship, Chris Stroud leaps from 413th to 203rd.

Martin Piller won the Ellie May Classic on the Tour and moves from 650 to 357.

Bubba Watson started the season at No. 10. He continues to drop coming in at 51st this week.

Xander Schauffele has made one of the most significant improvements this season rising from 299th to 72nd.

Top Twenty

  1. 1. Dustin Johnson
  2. 2. Jordan Spieth
  3. 3. Hideki Matsuyama
  4. 4. Rory McIlroy
  5. 5. Sergio Garcia
  6. 6. Jon Rahm
  7. 7. Jason Day
  8. 8. Henrik Steson
  9. 9. Alex Noren
  10. 10. Rickie Fowler
  11. 11. Brooks Koepka
  12. 12. Matt Kuchar
  13. 13. Justin Rose
  14. 14. Justin Thomas
  15. 15. Tommy Fleetwood
  16. 16. Rafael Cabrera Bello
  17. 17. Adam Scott
  18. 18. Paul Casey
  19. 19. Daniel Berger
  20. 20. Charley Hoffman

For the entire ranking go to Official World Golf Rankings

OWGR Board Announcement

At its recent meeting at The 146th Open Championship, the Governing Board of the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) approved the inclusion of the Sunshine Tour Big Easy Tour (BET) into the OWGR System.

Following the recent announcement that from 2018, the Sunshine Big Easy Tour tournaments will be scheduled over a minimum of 54 holes with a 36-hole cut, the BET now fulfils the requirements for inclusion in the OWGR.

The BET forms an integral part of the world’s professional golf structure, providing a pathway to the Sunshine Tour where the leading five players from the final Order of Merit are awarded Sunshine Tour exemption status for the following season. Additionally, the leading 5 to 30 players from the final BET Order of Merit are given exemptions into the Sunshine Tour’s final stage of Qualifying School



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