After winning PGA Tour’s Honda Classic, Aussie improves 44 spots, to No. 49, as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson continue to slide
49: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking, an improvement of 44 spots, for Australia’s Matt Jones, who won the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic on Sunday. The ranking is the highest for Jones in nearly seven years. He rose to a career-high 41st on April 7, 2014, the day after he won the Houston Open for his first victory on the PGA Tour. The top eight in the OWGR remained unchanged, with American Dustin Johnson, the reigning Masters and FedEx Cup champion, at No. 1 for a 31st consecutive week. At No. 61, Tiger Woods dropped out of the top 60 for the first time in three years. Woods is recuperating from a one-car rollover crash in California during which he mangled his right leg, required at least two rounds of surgery. Woods holds the record for the most total weeks at No. 1 since the rankings debuted in 1986, with 683. In another milestone, Phil Mickelson fell out of the top 100 for the first time since 1993, his second year on the PGA Tour. Mickelson was ranked No. 102.
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