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Collin Morikawa improves in world, Ryder Cup rankings

American moves to No. 4 in Official World Golf Ranking and No. 3 in Ryder Cup standings after his victory at WGC Workday

4: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking, matching a career high, for American Collin Morikawa, who improved two spots in the world order Monday after his victory one day earlier at the WGC Workday Championship. Morikawa, 24, has posted four top-10 results in his past six starts worldwide, dating to late December in Dubai. The 2020 PGA champion, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour in only 41 starts, also made a big move in the Ryder Cup standings, jumping four spots, to No. 3. The top six Americans automatically qualify for the Sept. 24-26 matches against Europe at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., and Morikawa would appear to be a lock for captain Steve Stricker’s 12-man team. Despite his T-54 finish at the WGC Workday, Dustin Johnson retained the top spot in both rankings. South Africa’s Branden Grace, who won the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open, leaped 64 spots, to No. 83, after his second career victory on the U.S.-based tour. Grace had been ranked as high as 10th in the world five years ago before falling to No. 147 upon arriving in Puerto Rico.

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