World Ranking update: Kaymer to 11th, Fowler to 27th

With his wire-to-wire triumph at the U.S. Open, Germany’s Martin Kaymer jumped to No. 11 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

The Top 8 remained unchanged led by Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar. With a T-2 finish, Rickie Fowler moved up 12 places to inside the Top 30 at 27th. Fowler now has Top 5 finishes at both the U.S. Open and the Masters. He was T-5 at Augusta earlier this year.

Erik Compton moved from 187th to 73rd with his runner-up effort. He now has three Top 5 finishes this season on the PGA Tour and enters the conversation about a possible Ryder Cup position on the U.S. team this fall.

Jason Day, No. 7 in the rankings, joins Sergio Garcia (8th), Kuchar and Watson in the field this week at the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Day rallied for a T-4 finish at Pinehurst.

Other Golf News:

  • Woods, recovering from back surgery in early spring, has been chipping and putting for a while. He is reportedly now hitting full driver swings sparking a buzz that he might return for the Open Championship in England next month.
  • Rory McIlroy, who is the headliner this week at the Irish Open on the European Tour, made it to Europe after competing in the U.S. Open, but his clubs not have yet arrived. The World No. 6 player might have to get a back-up set for Thursday’s opening round.
  • Top-ranked Stacy Lewis in the Rolex Ranking enters this week at the favorite at to win the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst No. 2. She is listed as a 6-to-1 favorite alongside Inbee Park. Park, No. 2 in the rankings, won last time out at the ManuLife Financial LPGA Classic. She is also the defending U.S. Open champion.