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Spieth, McIlroy, Day take top three spots in OWGR

The Official World Golf Ranking received a makeover Monday morning after an eventful Sunday at the 2015 PGA Championship.

Jordan Spieth seized the No. 1 spot, taking over where Rory McIlroy reigned for 53 weeks. He became the fifth American to take the No. 1 spot in the OWGR (Fred Couples, Tom Lehman, David Duval and Tiger Woods), while McIlroy moved back to No. 2, and Jason Day, the champion on Sunday, took the third spot.

The Nos. 1-3 golfers in the world are age 27 or younger (Spieth, 22; McIlroy, 26; Day, 27).

Spieth took the No. 1 spot in the Golfweek/Sagarin Pro Rankings after his victory at the John Deere Classic in July.

Branden Grace (3) and Brooks Koepka (T-5) made moves in the OWGR after earning top-five finishes at Whistling Straits. Grace jumped inside the top 20 at No. 20 from 28, while Koepka advanced three spots to 17.

Tiger Woods, who confirmed Monday that he will tee it up at the Wyndham Championship this week, dropped from No. 278 to 286.

Here’s a look at the top 10 of the OWGR:

  • 1. Jordan Spieth, 12.47
  • 2. Rory McIlroy, 12.25
  • 3. Jason Day, 9.40
  • 4. Bubba Watson, 8.25
  • 5. Justin Rose, 7.17
  • 6. Jim Furyk, 6.90
  • 7. Dustin Johnson, 6.79
  • 8. Rickie Fowler, 6.76
  • 9. Henrik Stenson, 6.03
  • 10. Sergio Garcia, 5.48

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