Keeping Score

Collin Morikawa rises to career-high 13th in world

American jumps 16 spots in world ranking after victory at PGA Tour’s Workday Charity Open

13: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for American Collin Morikawa, who rose 16 spots to a career high Monday, one day after he won the PGA Tour’s Workday Charity Open. Morikawa, 23, a two-time winner since having joined the PGA Tour in mid-2019, had made 22 consecutive cuts since his professional debut before he missed qualifying for the weekend three weeks ago at the Travelers Championship. He took off the next week before winning Sunday on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff against Justin Thomas at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Morikawa will join a top field this week at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village. In narrowly missing his 13th career victory, Thomas nonetheless moved up two spots in the world order, to No. 3. The top two remained unchanged, with Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and Spain’s Jon Rahm, respectively, at Nos. 1 and 2. American David Lipsky, who attended the same California high school as Morikawa, La Canada, near Los Angeles, got an early birthday present – he will turn 32 on Tuesday – as he improved to No. 150 from No. 198 after he won the Korn Ferry Tour’s TPC San Antonio Challenge at the Canyons. Lipsky has won tournaments in Africa, Asia and Europe but is seeking to play his way onto the PGA Tour. Scotland’s Marc Warren surged from No. 1,258 to No. 331 after he won the Austrian Open, which represented the European Tour’s season restart after a four-month suspension because of the global coronavirus pandemic. Warren had been a top-50 player six years ago before going winless until Sunday in Austria.

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