With the biggest victory of his career, Dustin Johnson moved up 11 places in the latest Official World Golf Rankings to No. 12.
Johnson’s win at the WGC-HSBC Champions was the long hitter’s seventh straight season with a victory on the PGA Tour. This year’s WGC-HSBC is apart of the FedEx Cup season on the tour’s 2013-2014 wrap-around season.
FedEx Cup champion Henrik Stenson moved ahead of Phil Mickelson to No. 3 in the rankings still behind top-ranked Tiger Woods and second-ranked Adam Scott. The rest of the Top 10 remained unchanged.
Graeme McDowell, who finished third at the WGC-HSBC Champions, moved up a spot to No. 11. England’s Ian Poulter was solo second behind Johnson. He moved from 22nd to 17th in the latest ranking.
Other Golf News:
- After four runner-ups this year, Fred Couples finally secured a victory on the Champions Tour and he did it at the season finale in San Francisco at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Couples finished 17-under to win by six shots. Mark O’Meara, Peter Senior and Bernhard Langer were T-2.
- Kenny Perry ended up T-5 in San Francisco, which was enough to lock up the 2013 year-long Charles Schwab Cup title. Perry used a pair of major victories at the Senior PLAYERS Championship and U.S. Senior Open this year to help secure the cup.
- The European Tour’s Race To Dubai heats up this week in Turkey. Stenson leads the standings followed by McDowell and Justin Rose. Woods is entered to play at the Turkish Airlines Open as well.
- The PGA Tour returns to the U.S. this week for The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island Resort in Georgia. Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, Davis Love III and Zach Johnson headline the field.
- Hall of Famer Ernie Els, upset with a European Tour mandate for players to compete in two “playoff” events leading up the DP World Tour Championship, has decided to skip the season finale in two weeks in protest.