World Ranking shake-up including Fowler to 5th

FECupPlayoffs_Prf_6c_Pos [Converted]The PGA Tour’s second-leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs provided final-run drama en route to Rickie Fowler’s Deutsche Bank Championship victory at TPC Boston.

It also fostered a shake up in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Fowler jumped up four spots to No. 5 in the latest ranking with his third worldwide victory of 2015. The rest of the Top 5 saw a shakedown as well with Jordan Spieth — who missed his second straight cut — returning to the top spot displacing Rory McIlroy.

Jason Day stayed third in the rankings after his T-12 finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship. But, he also remained on top of the FedEx Cup standings.

For his second straight runner-up finish in the playoffs, Henrik Stenson moved up to 6th in the world rankings followed by Jim Furyk, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia.

Other Golf News:

  • Lee Slattery moved from 381st to 197th in the world rankings after his victory at the European Tour’s M2M Russian Open. It marked the 37-year-old’s second career European Tour title.
  • K.T. Kim won on the Japan Tour to move closer to the Top 100, which unlocks several new playing opportunities. He is now No. 120. 
  • The top three players in women’s golf — Inbee Park, Lydia Ko and Stacy Lewis — are grouped together Thursday in round one of The Evian Championship in France. The trio tees off No. 10 at 8:40 a.m. Golf Channel has the coverage giving away to NBC Sports for the leaders on Sunday.
  • Both the U.S. and International team captains are set to announce Presidents Cup picks today. Golf Channel has live coverage of announcements.