Keeping Score

Brian Gay begins long climb back up world ranking

American rises to No. 181 after winning the Bermuda Championship, his 1st victory on the PGA Tour in 7½ years

181: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for American Brian Gay, who moved up 151 spots Monday after he won the PGA Tour’s Bermuda Championship a day earlier. It was his first victory in more than 7½ years. Gay, 48, a five-time winner on the PGA Tour, was ranked as high as 35th in the world after he won the 2009 St. Jude Classic. In recent months, he slipped outside of the top 300 after four consecutive missed cuts. On the European Tour, England’s Callum Shinkwin, who started the week four spots behind Gay in the OWGR, moved 13 spots ahead of him after winning the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open. Shinkwin, who improved from No. 332 to No. 168, also had struggled recently, with three missed cuts and a withdrawal in his five previous starts. The top 12 spots in the world order remained unchanged, with American Dustin Johnson on top for an 11th consecutive week.

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