Cabrera moves to 56th, Tiger slips in rankings

Angel Cabrera’s victory at The Greenbrier Classic moved the Argentina superstar up 34 places to 56th in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

Cabrera, a two-time major champion, tees it up again next week at the 143rd Open Championship at Hoylake’s Royal Liverpool in England.

The Top 4 remained unchanged led by Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar.

With just one start (a missed cut two weeks ago) since late March due to surgery, Tiger Woods slipped to No. 7. Jason Day and Justin Rose moved up with Tiger’s fall. Day cracked the Top 5 at No. 5.

With his comeback victory on the European Tour at the Alstom Open de France, Graeme McDowell rose three spots to 17th in the world ranking.

Other Golf news:

  • Former U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson cracked the Top 30 at No. 28 in the world ranking. Simpson shot 63 in the final round and finished third alone.
  • Jordan Spieth, 10th in the rankings, returns to defend his title this week at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic. He is the betting favorite at at 11-to-1 odds.
  • Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson headline the field this week in Scotland for the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. Mickelson won the European Tour title a year ago a week prior to his victory at the Open Championship. Rory is the betting favorite at 12-1.
  • Stacy Lewis defends her title at the RICOH Women’s British Open beginning Thursday. Southport, England hosts the championship. Lewis edged Na Yeon Choi and Hee Young Park by two shots at St. Andrews in 2013.