OWGR: Streelman to 36th; Woods drops to fifth

Kevin Streelman holds his daughter Sophia after winning the 2014 Travelers Championship. The victory moved Streelman to 36th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Kevin Streelman holds his daughter Sophia after winning the 2014 Travelers Championship. The victory moved Streelman to 36th in the Official World Golf Ranking. ( Getty Images )

Monday, June 23, 2014

Kevin Streelman birdied his final seven holes – a PGA Tour record – en route to winning the Travelers Championship and moving into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking with the victory.

His triumph Sunday at TPC River Highlands moved Streelman from 58th to 36th, which equals the highest ranking of his career. Streelman first moved to 36th after his T-2 finish at the 2013 Players and was most recently 36th following his T-3 showing at this year's Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

K.J. Choi also made a big move thanks to his T-2 finish, climbing 19 spots to 66th while Sergio Garcia, also joint second at the Travelers, remained eighth.

Click here to read more about Streelman's victory in Connecticut.

Although Garcia's ranking didn't change this week, there was some reshuffling in the top 10.

Tiger Woods, who will make his return from injury this week at the Quicken Loans National, dropped to fifth while Matt Kuchar took Woods' place in fourth. Jason Day and Rory McIlroy also traded spots: Day moving to sixth while McIlroy, fresh off a missed cut at the Irish Open, fell to seventh.

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