After leaving wine country with his first career PGA Tour title, Kevin Tway ascended to unprecedented heights in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Tway beat Brandt Snedeker and Ryan Moore in a three-hole playoff at the season-opening Safeway Opening thanks to birdies on each of his final five holes. As a result he jumped from No. 138 to No. 85 in the rankings, moving into the top 100 for the first time.
Despite coughing up a five-shot lead over the final 11 holes, Snedeker moved up six spots to No. 45 with his T-2 finish. The same result took Moore from No. 71 to No. 61, with all three players in the field for this week’s CIMB Classic in Malaysia.
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Lucas Bjerregaard rallied to win the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews, and the victory pushed the Dane up 37 spots to No. 55. Tyrrell Hatton’s T-2 finish moved him from No. 26 to No. 23, while the same result bumped Tommy Fleetwood up one spot to No. 11.
There were no changes this week among the top 10, with Dustin Johnson remaining in front of Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari stayed at No. 6, with Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth rounding out the top 10.
With his next official start unknown, Tiger Woods held steady at No. 13.