Dufner joins top 10 in OWGR, Presidents Cup standings
Monday, August 12, 2013
Jason Dufner moved up 13 spots to No. 8 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking following his first major-championship victory at the PGA Championship.
It's the highest world ranking for Dufner since he was No. 7 following a T-2 finish at last year's WGC-HSBC Champions. Dufner had fallen as low as No. 23 this season.
The victory at Oak Hill also moved Dufner to No. 6 in the U.S. Presidents Cup standings, joining Tiger Woods, Brandt Snedeker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Keegan Bradley, Bill Haas, Hunter Mahan, Steve Stricker and Zach Johnson in the top 10. The top 10 as of Sept. 2 will make the U.S. team for the event Oct. 3-6 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson and Jim Furyk, who finished runner-up at Oak Hill, are Nos. 11-13, respectively, while Bubba Watson and Billy Horschel round out the top 15. Two captain's picks will be announced Sept. 4.
Other movers include Luke Donald, who dropped from No. 9 to No. 11 after missing the cut at the PGA Championship, and Furyk, who moved from No. 27 to No. 21. Adam Scott and Justin Rose switched positions, with Scott moving to No. 4 and Rose to No. 5. Graeme McDowell fell from No. 8 to No. 9.
And moving from No. 11 to No. 10 is Henrik Stenson, who has finished third, second, T-21 and T-18 in his last four major-championship starts.
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ELSEWHERE: Andrew Svoboda's first victory on the Web.com Tour, at the Price Cutter Charity Championship, moved him up 244 spots to No. 372 in the world. . . . Jens Farhbring claimed his first European Challenge Tour title, at the Norwegian Challenge, and moved up 422 spots to No. 425.
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The top 10
Here's a look at the top 10 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking:
No. (Previous) Player . . . Points
• 1. (1) Tiger Woods . . . 14.07
• 2. (2) Phil Mickelson . . . 8.51
• 3. (3) Rory McIlroy . . . 8.44
• 4. (5) Adam Scott . . . 7.85
• 5. (4) Justin Rose . . . 7.56
• 6. (6) Matt Kuchar . . . 6.67
• 7. (7) Brandt Snedeker . . . 6.52
• 8. (21) Jason Dufner . . . 6.09
• 9. (8) Graeme McDowell . . . 6.03
• 10. (11) Henrik Stenson . . . 5.82