DeChambeau cracks OWGR top 50 for fist time
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After another close call on the PGA Tour, Bryson DeChambeau has cracked the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time in his career.
DeChambeau closed with a 66 at the RBC Heritage to grab a tie for third, one shot out of a playoff. It’s the latest strong result in a recent run that includes a runner-up finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and a T-5 finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. DeChambeau started the year ranked No. 99 in the world, but his play in Hilton Head vaulted him 14 spots to a new career-best of No. 48.
Japan’s Satoshi Kodaira made the week’s biggest jump, going from No. 46 to No. 27 following his playoff victory over Si Woo Kim at Harbour Town. Kim’s runner-up finish helped him move up 12 spots, from No. 51 to No. 39. Luke List, who tied for third alongside DeChambeau, went from 67th to 53rd.
Jon Rahm rallied to win the Open de Espana in front of partisan crowds, and while his world ranking didn’t improve as a result he is now within a few decimal points of passing Jordan Spieth at No. 3. For now, he remains in fourth behind Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Spieth, with Justin Rose rounding out the top five.
Rickie Fowler remains world No. 6, followed by Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Brooks Koepka and Sergio Garcia.
While Tiger Woods committed to the U.S. Open last week, his next start remains unknown. Woods did not play last week and fell one spot to No. 89.
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