Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Florida-based Swede Henrik Stenson jumped two spots to fourth in the latest Official World Golf Ranking following his US PGA Tour Championship victory at East Lake.
It's been a meteoric rise in the rankings for the newly crowned FedEx Cup champion.
Stenson was No. 113 prior to his victory at the 2012 South African Open and No. 230 at an earlier point in 2012. He cracked the top 50 after a T-2 finish at the Shell Houston Open this season and moved from 10th to sixth after his victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship three weeks ago.
Also climbing the rankings is young Jordan Spieth, who moved from No. 30 to No. 21 after tying for second in Atlanta.
Going the other way, however, is Rory McIlroy. The one-time World No. 1 dropped from fourth to sixth after failing to qualify for the playoff finale.
Despite Stenson's meteoric rise, overall the Americans are reclaiming the upper echelon of the World Rankings from the Europeanas with Tiger Woods, of course, at No 1.
Remember the pundits who, at the lowest point of Tiger's marital troubles, said he would never rise again, never win tournaments again, never win a Major again. The only one that has come to pass is that he has never won a Major again ... but give him time1

1 Tiger Woods (US)
2 Adam Scott (Aus)
3 Phil Mickelson (US)
4 Henrik Stenson (Swe)
5 Justin Rose (Eng)
6 Rory McIlroy (N Ire)
7 Steve Stricker (US)
8 Matt Kuchar (US)
9 Brandt Snedeker (US)
10 Jason Dufner (US)
11 Graeme McDowell (NIre)
12 Zach Johnson (US)
13 Jim Furyk (US)
14 Keegan Bradley (US)
15 Luke Donald (Eng)
16 Jason Day (Australia)
17 Sergio Garcia (Spain)
18 Lee Westwood (Engl)
19 Charl Schwartzel (SAfrica)
20 Ian Poulter (Eng)

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