Villegas, Warren soar in OWGR

Camilo Villegas made a huge leap in the OWGR after winning the 2014 Wyndham Championship.
Camilo Villegas made a huge leap in the OWGR after winning the 2014 Wyndham Championship. ( Associated Press )

Monday, August 18, 2014

It was a quiet week near the top of the Official World Golf Ranking while recent winners made gains further back in the pack.

The big winners on the weekend were Camilo Villegas, who won the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championhip, and Marc Warren, who triumphed at the European Tour's Made in Denmark. Villegas jumped from No. 254 in the world to 112. Warren, who earned his third win on the European Tour, moved from 89 to 68.

The only movement in the top 10 came at No. 9, where Jason Day moved up a spot and Phil Mickelson fell back to No. 10. After a T-5 finish at the Wyndham Championship, Webb Simpson jumped three spots from 31 to 28.

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The top 10 players in the OWGR through the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., as of Aug. 18, with total points and events played:

  1. Rory McIlroy … 557.71/50
  2. Adam Scott … 375.16/41
  3. Henrik Stenson … 420.95/59
  4. Sergio Garcia … 374.58/48
  5. Justin Rose … 374.68/51
  6. Jim Furyk … 312.13/46
  7. Matt Kuchar … 340.78/53
  8. Bubba Watson … 305.85/47
  9. Jason Day … 247.09/40
  10. Phil Mickelson … 296.18/48