A look at the Official World Golf Rankings following a week where Jon Rahm captured his third big win of the 2017 calendar year; Brooks Koepka successfully defended his Japan Tour title; and Austin Cook won for the first time on the PGA Tour.
WORLD GOLF RANKINGS REPORT
- Rahm Rolls: A win in Dubai was worth 50 points for Jon Rahm, and moved the young Spaniard to No. 4, swapping spots with Hideki Matsuyama, who finished fifth in Japan.
- Brooks Bounces: The win in Japan gave Brooks Koepka 32 points (about the same as the RSM Classic), and moved the U.S. Open winner to No. 7 (from 10).
- Top Heavy: Three Americans, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas, remain locked in to the top 3 spots.
- Static List: The top 20 remained static, with the same 20 players all appearing on the list last week, with just a few players swapping spots.
- Young Guns: Four of the top 5 ranked players are all 25 and under: No. 2 Jordan Spieth (24), No. 3 Justin Thomas (24), No. 4 Rahm (23), and No. 5 Matsuyama (25).
- Majorless: Just three players in the top 10 have not won a major: Matsuyama, Rahm, and Rickie Fowler.
- Winless: Rory McIlroy is the only player in the top 10 who went winless in 2017.
- No No. 50: Brandt Snedeker and Gary Woodland are deadlocked at 2.5002, good for T49, which is a rarity since the ratings use four decimal places.
- Cooking: Austin Cook didn’t make the top 50, but with his win at the RSM Classic, the Arkansas native moved from 302 to 144, a jump of 158 spots.
WORLD GOLF RANKINGS: TOP 50
As of Nov. 20, 2017
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