Keeping Score

Brooks Koepka halts year-long slide in world ranking

With Phoenix Open title, his 1st PGA Tour triumph in 1½ years, Koepka edges up to No. 12 in world order

12: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for American Brooks Koepka, who improved one spot in the world order Monday after he won the PGA Tour's Waste Management Phoenix Open one day earlier. It was the first victory for Koepka, 30, a four-time major champion, in 1½ years. The move up in the OWGR halted a steady slide during the past year. Koepka lost his No. 1 ranking in early February 2020, and by the end of a winless year during which he struggled with injuries to his left knee and hip was out of the top 10 for the first time since 2017. He was ranked No. 1 for a total of 47 weeks in 2018-20. American Dustin Johnson, who won the European Tour’s Saudi International on Sunday, retained the top spot in the OWGR for the 25th consecutive week. Jordan Spieth, who tied for fourth at the Phoenix Open, made the big move of the week in the world order, leaping from 92nd to 69th. It was his first top-10 result since a T-10 at Colonial in June, the PGA Tour’s first tournament since a three-month suspension of play during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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