With his victory at the Memorial Tournament, Sweden’s David Lingmerth jumped from 212th to 71st in the latest Official World Golf Rankings.
Lingmerth (15-under) outlasted Justin Rose winning on the third playoff hole at Muirfield Village Golf Club near Columbus, Ohio.
Rose remained No. 6 in the world rankings but the several moves resulted in the Top 10 following the Memorial.
Rory McIlroy is still on top followed by Jordan Spieth, who closed with the day’s best round at the Memorial shooting 7-under-65 to share third place. Jim Furyk, who was T-5 in Ohio, moved up two places to No. 3 dropping Bubba Watson to 4th and Henrik Stenson to 5th.
Stenson was on the verge of World No. 1 last fall at the PGA Championship before finishing behind Rory at that major.
Dustin Johnson is seventh, while Rickie Fowler (missed cut in Ohio), Sergio Garcia and Jason Day round out the Top 10.
For the 27-year-old Lingmerth, the victory was his first on the PGA Tour. The five-year pro had yet to record a Top 10 this season and entered the week as a long shot having missing four of his last five cuts.
Other Golf news:
- Suzann Pettersen claimed her first title in more than a season capturing the ManuLife LPGA Classic in Canada. Pettersen (22-under) edged Brittany Lang by a shot and moved back to No. 5 in the Rolex Rankings. First round leader Cheyenne Woods (63-73-74-73) ended up T-54 at 5-under.
- Alexander Noren (12-under) converted a three-shot triumph to win the Nordea Masters in Sweden. The 20-to-1 betting pick before the week started moved up to 70th in the latest world rankings.
- Five-time Memorial champion Tiger Woods is still abuzz in the golf world. Woods made the cut at the Memorial but his third-round 85 continues to shake heads. He finished last in 71st place. Lost in the shuffle was the T-65 finish for Phil Mickelson.
- Mark Calcavecchia (12-under) beat Joe Durant by a single stroke at the Champions Tour’s Principal Charity Classic in Iowa. It was the 54-year-old Cal’s first victory since 2012 and third career Champions Tour title.