Tim Clark’s recent string of good play netted him his second career PGA Tour title Sunday – and a huge move in the Official World Ranking.
Clark, who erased a three-shot deficit to win the RBC Canadian Open, moved from No. 153 to No. 75 in the latest world rankings, released Monday. It was the diminutive South African’s fourth top-25 finish in his last seven starts, and second top 5 in a row.
The runner-up (once again) was Jim Furyk, whose final-round 69 wasn’t enough to hold on for the victory. It was his seventh consecutive blown 54-hole lead.
Though he’s still winless since late 2010, the 44-year-old has now finished runner-up three times this season and posted four other top 10s. His world ranking – now No. 8, up from 10th – is his highest since January 2011.
Furyk’s rise bumped Tiger Woods down another spot, to No. 10. He hasn’t been ranked outside the top 10 in the world since March 2012, before he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Here is the top 10 in the world heading into the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational: Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Jason Day, Tiger Woods.