Stenson rises to 4th in OWGR; Spieth to 21st
Monday, September 23, 2013
Henrik Stenson jumped two spots to fourth in the latest Official World Golf Ranking following his victory at the Tour Championship Sunday at East Lake.
It's been a meteoric rise in the rankings for the newly crowned FedEx Cup champion.
Stenson was No. 113 prior to his victory at the 2012 South African Open and No. 230 at an earlier point in 2012. He cracked the top 50 after a T-2 finish at the Shell Houston Open this season and moved from 10th to sixth after his victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship three weeks ago.
Also climbing in the rankings was Jordan Spieth, who moved from No. 30 to No. 21 after tying for second in Atlanta.
Going the other way, however, is Rory McIlroy. The one-time World No. 1 dropped from fourth to sixth after failing to qualify for the playoff finale.