Keeping Score

Keeping score


Number of consecutive weeks that the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking has changed hands. In the OWGR released Monday, American Brooks Koepka returned to No. 1, bumping England’s Justin Rose to No. 2. Neither played last week, but the OWGR uses a revolving two-year window of points based on strength of field in tournament play. This is Koepka’s third time atop the ranking, all since Oct. 21. England’s Aaron Rai made the big move of the week, jumping 79 spots, to No. 122, after he won the Honma Hong Kong Open for his first victory on the European Tour.


Number of consecutive years that American Phil Mickelson has remained among the top 50 in the world, the Official World Golf Ranking reported. Mickelson, 48, a five-time major champion whose 43 victories rank ninth all-time on the PGA Tour, never has been No. 1. He has been ranked as high as No. 2 on numerous occasions. He stands No. 27 in the latest OWGR.

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