Keeping Score

Collin Morikawa surges to 5th in world ranking

PGA Championship winner improves from 12th to a career high with his 3rd PGA Tour victory, positioning himself for big awards

5: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for Collin Morikawa, an improvement of seven spots to a career high, after he won the PGA Championship on Sunday. Morikawa, 23, a Californian who played college golf at Cal-Berkeley, shot 13-under 267 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco for his first major title and second victory in the past five weeks. With three victories in the past 13 months since joining the PGA Tour in 2019, Morikawa has rocketed up the world ranking and positioned himself for 2019-20 player of the year and a potential berth on the 2021 Ryder Cup team. Yes, it’s early, but look who’s No. 3 in the U.S. standings for next year’s matches at Whistling Straits. Spain's Jon Rahm returned to No. 1 in the world ranking, ending American Justin Thomas' one-week reign. On July 19, Rahm had risen to No. 1 for the first time in his career, but it lasted only two weeks, until Thomas won the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Rory McIlroy remained No. 3, and Dustin Johnson, who finished runner-up at the PGA Championship, moved up one spot, to fourth.

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