Stenson climbs in OWGR; Woods still tops

Tiger Woods (left) is congratulated by Henrik Stenson after winning the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational.
Tiger Woods (left) is congratulated by Henrik Stenson after winning the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational. ( Associated Press )

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Henrik Stenson rose four spots to No. 6 in the Official World Golf Rankings with his win Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Stenson, who tops the FedEx Cup standings, will play alongside World No. 1 and FedEx No. 2 Tiger Woods in two weeks at the BMW Championship near Chicago. Woods, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson remains Nos. 1-2-3 in the world rankings.

Steve Stricker's runner-up finish at the Deutsche Bank also pushed him up four spots to No. 10 in the world rankings.

Jordan Spieth made the other big move of the week, up five spots to No. 28 on the strength of his T-4 finish at the Deutsche Bank. Sergio Garcia, also in that T-4 crowd, moved up three spots to No. 17.

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The top 10 golfers in the Official World Golf Ranking, with last week's ranking and average points:

1. Tiger Woods (1) . . . 14.18

2. Adam Scott (2) . . . 9.36

3. Phil Mickelson (3) . . . 8.59

4. Justin Rose (5) . . . 7.88

5. Rory McIlroy (4) . . . 7.87

6. Henrik Stenson (10) . . . 7.15

7. Matt Kuchar (6) . . . 6.80

8. Brandt Snedeker (7) . . . 6.26

9. Jason Dufner (8) . . . 6.11

10. Steve Stricker (14) . . . 5.95