Despite shooting over-par on both weekend rounds, 2- and 1-over, respectively, Jordan Spieth – the one-time Golden Child, who seemingly lost his game two years ago on his trip home from Birkdale, posted his first top-10 of the 2019 season at the PGA Championship.
As a major, the T3 finish at Bethpage Black gave Spieth 31.33 world ranking points, a haul greater than what the winner of a low-rent PGA Tour event would receive. With that, Spieth moves from No. 39 to 30.
It’s the 25-year old Texan’s highest ranking in over two months. Spieth will tee it up this week at Colonial for the newly-titled Charles Schwab Challenge (the former Dean & Deluca, which he won in 2016).
The player on top is non other than Brooks Koepka, who returns to No. 1 following a successful defense at the PGA Championship. On Sunday, at the iconic Long Island track, Koepka took home his fourth major title, and is now clearly the best golfer in the world.
Official World Golf Rankings: Top 30
Thru Week 20 (PGA Championship, May 20, 2019)