Rickie Fowler returned to the Top 5 in the Official World Golf Ranking with his runner-up finish at the PGA Tour’s Quicken Loans National.
Fowler moved up three spots ending up three shots behind first-time winner Troy Merritt. The win earned Merritt a spot in the World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational in Akron. Merritt entered the off of five straight missed cuts. The victory moved up into from 180th into the Top 100 at No. 99 in the rankings.
Rory McIlroy remains No. 1 followed by Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson and Jason Day.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat’s victory at the Paul Lawrie Match Play moved him up 25 places in the world rankings to No. 67. He edged Robert Karlsson 1-UP in the final.
Other Golf News:
- Longer shots cashed on the PGA Tour and European Tour. Merritt opened at 250-to-1 odds to win, while Aphibarnrat was 50-1.
- Inbee Park solidified her spot on top of the Rolex Rankings winning the RICOH Women’s British Open.
- The PGA Tour hosts the Barracuda Championship, formerly the Reno-Tahoe Open, this week in Northern Nevada. The event features a Modified Stableford Scoring System. Geoff Ogilvy is the defending champion.
- Kenny Perry captured the Champions Tour’s 3M Championship at TPC Twin Cities for the second straight year.
- Spieth returns to action this week with a shot at the World No. 1 ranking at Firestone Country Club at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Spieth leads the FedEx Cup standings and has 12 Top 10s in 19 starts this season.