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Jason Kokrak jumps to 26th in world ranking

Victory in the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek propels the American to a career high in the world order as Tiger Woods continues to drop

26: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for American Jason Kokrak, who improved 27 spots Monday to a career high after his victory a day earlier at the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. The triumph, his first in 10 seasons on the PGA Tour, came in Kokrak’s 233rd career start. American Collin Morikawa also reached a career high, at No. 4, after he tied for 12th at Shadow Creek. Morikawa, the PGA champion, has won twice since the season restarted in June. The OWGR’s top three remained unchanged: Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas, respectively. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods, who returns to competition this week in his final tuneup before defending his title at the Masters, fell to No. 28. Woods, who was ranked No. 1 for a record 683 weeks in 1997-2014, hasn’t been that low in the world order since Aug. 12, 2018, when he finished runner-up at the PGA and leaped from 51st to 26th. With the CJ Cup victory, Kokrak also jumped in the PGA Tour’s 2020-21 standings, to fourth.

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