World Ranking changes in Top 10 after BMW Championship

Thanks to a T-2 (Deutsche Bank Championship) and now a victory (BMW Championship) in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Billy Horschel jumped from 59th in the Official World Golf Ranking up to No. 23 in the latest release.

Horschel is now second in the FedEx Cup Playoffs standings behind Chris Kirk heading into the season finale at the TOUR Championship.

The Top 10 had some movement following the BMW Championship.

Rory McIlroy remained No. 1 in the world rankings just ahead of Adam Scott. Spain’s Sergio Garcia, who lead the BMW through 36 holes before finishing T-4, flipped with Henrik Stenson into the No. 3 slot.

Justin Rose stayed 5th, but Masters Champion Bubba Watson climbed three places to 6th thanks to his solo second at the Cherry Hills Country Club. Jim Furyk, T-4 in Denver, is No. 7 followed by Jason Day, Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson.

Morgan Hoffmann turned heads with a 62-63 weekend — the best on the PGA Tour this season. His solo third-place effort earned him a spot in the TOUR Championship and moved him from 185th to 101st in the world ranking.

Other Golf News:

  • The European Tour hosts the KLM Dutch Open this week in the Netherlands. Joost Luiten beat Miguel Angel Jimenez in a playoff at the event last season. Luiten is the betting favorite this week at at 11-to-1 odds.
  • Suzann Pettersen and the best players in women’s golf return to France for the Evian Championship this week — the LPGA Tour’s final major of the season. Pettersen, who has a run of 379 straight weeks in the Rolex Ranking Top 10, ┬áis defending champion edging Lydia Ko by two shots in 2013. She is fourth-ranked in the world behind Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park and Ko.
  • PGA Canada hosts the Tour Championship of Canada this week. Several of the top finishers earn Tour playing cards for next season.