Keeping Score

Stewart Cink leaps in world order after PGA Tour victory

With Safeway Open title, 47-year-old Cink improves to No. 151 as Tiger Woods drops out of top 20 for 1st time in 2 years

151: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking, an improvement of 168 spots, for American Stewart Cink after he won the PGA Tour’s Safeway Open on Sunday. It was the first victory for Cink, 47, since he defeated Tom Watson in a playoff to win the 2009 British Open. Cink, a seven-time winner on the PGA Tour, had been ranked as high as fifth in the world order more than a decade ago. Another big mover in the world ranking, South African George Coetzee, jumped 62 spots, to No. 85, after he won the European Tour’s Portugal Masters. Coetzee’s high-water mark in the ranking was 41st, in early 2013. The top 10 remained unchanged, with Dustin Johnson at No. 1 for a fourth consecutive week entering the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Tiger Woods dropped out of the top 20 for the first time in more than two years.

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