Tiger Woods couldn’t catch Brooks Koepka at the PGA Championship, but he continued his run back up the Official World Golf Ranking with a second-place finish at Bellerive.
For the former world No. 1, it marks his highest spot in the ranking since December of 2014. Entering the Hero World Challenge last December, Woods was ranked No. 1,199. Since then he’s jumped 1,173 spots thanks to six top-10 finishes and a T-11 at The Players.
Koepka’s road to No. 2 certainly wasn’t as dramatic – he started the year ranked No. 8 – but his second major of the year puts him in position to move past workout buddy Dustin Johnson heading into the FedExCup Playoffs.
Updated Official World Golf Ranking
Jon Rahm moved up from No. 7 to No. 5 after a T-4 finish at Bellerive.
Adam Scott’s third-place finish moved him back into the top 50. It was just the second top-10 finish of the season for the former Masters champ, and he’s now up to 45th from 76th.
With his third top-5 finish of the summer, Stewart Cink jumped from 99th to 70th. He started the year ranked No. 146.
Here is this week’s top-10 ranking:
1. Dustin Johnson
2. Brooks Koepka
3. Justin Thomas
4. Justin Rose
5. Jon Rahm
6. Francesco Molinari
7. Rory McIlroy
8. Jordan Spieth
9. Rickie Fowler
10. Jason Day