World Golf Ranking jumps for Walker, Jutanugarn

GTLaction1Jimmy Walker’s wire-to-wire victory at the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol moved him up 33 places in the Official World Golf Ranking to No. 15.

Walker claimed his sixth PGA Tour title Sunday in New Jersey and by far his biggest triumph.

The Top 9 remained unchanged led by Jason Day, who finished runner-up to Walker just a shot back. Jordan Spieth is third followed by Rory McIlroy (who missed the cut at the season’s final major) and Open champ Henrik Stenson rounding out the Top 5.

South Africa’s Branden Grace logged a T-4 effort at the PGA, which helped him crack the world’s Top 10. He moved from 12th to 10th displacing Sergio Garcia from the Top 10. Grace is the one of the headliners this week on the PGA Tour at the Travelers Championship.

Other Golf News: 

  • Daniel Summerhays, who logged a career-best third-place finish at the PGA Championship last weekend, moved up 36 places to No. 53 in the latest rankings.
  • Ariya Jutanugarn collected her fourth LPGA Tour title this season and her maiden major championship by winning the RICOH Women’s British Open in England. The win moved her to No. 2 in the Rolex Rankings behind Lydia Ko.
  • The U.S. has just three players in the Rolex Rankings Top 20 led by Lexi Thompson at No. 4.
  • Former World No. 1 Yani Tseng has slipped to No. 81 in the rankings.