With his back-nine, birdie rally at Royal Montreal Sunday to win the RBC Canadian Open, South Africa’s Tim Clark pushed ahead in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.
Clark jumped from 153rd to 75th thanks to his comeback victory. The victim of the comeback was Jim Furyk, the 54-hole leader at the RBC Canadian Open and two-time past champion. Furyk ended up runner-up for this second Top 5 finish in as many weeks on the PGA Tour. Furyk moved from No. 10 to 8th with his effort.
The Top 5 remained unchanged led by Adam Scott, now in his 10th week at the top spot, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia.
Matt Kuchar, who shot 65 in the final round in Montreal, switched places with Bubba Watson into the No. 6 slot. Jason Day is 9th and Tiger Woods slipped to No. 10.
Other Golf News:
- David Horsey’s playoff victory at the European Tour’s Russian Masters moved him up 80 places in the world rankings to No. 118.
- Team Spain, led by Azahara Munoz, swept its four Sunday Singles matches to seal the victory at the inaugural LPGA Tour’s International Crown.
- The World Golf Championships hosts the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational this week from Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Woods is the defending champion and eight-time winner at the event. Woods needs a big push to earn a spot in the FedEx Cup Playoffs and on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.