Biggest movers: Beef earns PGA Tour card


Each week, takes a look at the players who made moves up - and down - the various ranking systems in the world of golf.

• The summer's beefiest sensation, Andrew Johnston, secured his PGA Tour card with a fourth-place finish at the Albertsons Boise Open on Sunday. Beef earned $48,000 in Boise which has him up to ninth in Finals earnings with $54,910, more than enough to secure his spot in the Finals' top 25.

• The Albertson's winner Michael Thompson, meanwhile, supplanted last week's winner Bryson DeChambeau atop the Finals earnings list with $184,000. The higher a player finishes in playoff earnings, the higher his priority status on the PGA Tour at the start of the 2016-17 season.

• With her record-setting win at the Evian Championship, South Korea's In Gee Chun moved to third in the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings, making her the highest ranked South Korean on the list, ahead of countrywomen Sei Young Kim, Inbee Park, Amy Yang, Sung Hyun Park, So Yeon Ryu, and Ha Na Jang, all of whom, incredibly, are in the top 12.

• Chun's victory also links her to South Korean legend Se Ri Pak. Chun and Park are now the only two players to win major championships as their first two LPGA victories.

• Switching back to the men's game, Italy's Francesco Molinari cracked the Official World Golf Ranking's all important top 50 with his win at the Italian Open. His move from 65th to 43rd has him currently qualified for next month's WGC-HSBC Champions in China.

• And finally, with his runner-up finish to Molinari, Danny Willett re-entered the OWGR top 10, knocking Justin Rose to 11th.