Biggest movers: DeChambeau on the rise


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

Here's a look at this week's Biggest Movers, as golf's newest pro makes the most of his debut and a man nicknamed "Beef" gets his first win in Europe:

  • Bryson DeChambeau dazzled in his pro debut, finishing T-4 at the RBC Heritage. The result will go a long way toward securing his PGA Tour card and moved him up 144 spots to No. 205 in the world - just behind former major champions Ernie Els and Stewart Cink.
  • Andrew Johnston, aka @BeefGolf on Twitter, broke through for victory at the Open de Espana. It was the Englishman's first win, and it moved him up 108 spots in the world rankings to No. 125.
  • Branden Grace's victory at the RBC Heritage took him to No. 11 in the world, but it also allowed him to leapfrog Louis Oosthuizen for the top spot in the Olympic standings for South Africa.
  • One week after a T-7 finish at the Masters, Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen finished T-4 at the Open de Espana. As a result, he moved past Thomas Pieters for the fifth and final qualifying spot for the European Ryder Cup team via the world points list.
  • Luke Donald didn't get the coveted tartan jacket at Harbour Town, but his T-2 finish did move him to No. 68 in the world, his highest ranking since October.
  • There was no change among the top eight spots of the U.S. Ryder Cup standings, but Bill Haas' T-14 finish at the RBC Heritage did move him past Brooks Koepka for the No. 10 spot - two shy of automatic qualification.
  • Joost Luiten was already in line to represent the Netherlands at the Olympics, but his T-2 finish in Spain was his fifth top-10 in eight starts this season and jumped him 18 spots to No. 64 in the world.
  • Malaysia's Gavin Green won the Manila Southwoods Championship on the Asian Developmental Tour, which took him up 155 spots to No. 366 in the world and within nine spots of Singapore's Mardan Mamat, who currently holds the 60th and final Olympic qualifying spot.