World Golf Rankings: Rahm Moves Up

Jon Rahm

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.


  • 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.


As of Nov. 20, 2017

11Dustin Johnson11.5668
22Jordan Spieth9.7527
33Justin Thomas8.9034
45Jon Rahm8.6345
54Hideki Matsuyama8.4339
66Justin Rose7.6471
710Brooks Koepka6.8422
87Rickie Fowler6.4376
99Henrik Stenson6.4323
108Rory McIlroy6.3169
1111Sergio Garcia6.2129
1212Jason Day5.7714
1313Marc Leishman5.3799
1414Paul Casey5.2885
1515Matt Kuchar5.1074
1617Tyrrell Hatton4.886
1716Alex Noren4.877
1818Pat Perez4.5149
1919Tommy Fleetwood4.4642
2020Rafael Cabrera Bello4.1706
2121Francesco Molinari4.0704
2222Louis Oosthuizen3.969
2323Patrick Reed3.8619
2430Xander Schauffele3.6214
2527Brian Harman3.5913
2624Charley Hoffman3.5837
2726Kevin Kisner3.5529
2825Daniel Berger3.5327
2929Branden Grace3.4425
3028Adam Scott3.4032
3131Matthew Fitzpatrick3.3953
3232Kevin Chappell3.1717
3333Charl Schwartzel3.1143
3434Phil Mickelson3.0585
3536Ross Fisher3.0571
3635Thomas Pieters2.964
3738Yuta Ikeda2.8954
3837Bernd Wiesberger2.8673
3940Jason Dufner2.8418
4039Siwoo Kim2.8143
4141Tony Finau2.7956
4243Jhonattan Vegas2.7623
4344Patrick Cantlay2.7399
4445Brendan Steele2.7227
4542Webb Simpson2.7168
4646Russell Henley2.5874
4748Zach Johnson2.5546
4849Kyle Stanley2.5356
4950Gary Woodland2.5002
4947Brandt Snedeker2.5002

Credits: Getty Images, OWGR



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