Biggest movers: Lang on the rise after major win

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Each week, GolfChannel.com 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 Brittany Lang makes her major breakthrough and Alex Noren returns to golf's upper echelon:

• Brittany Lang rose 20 spots in the Rolex Rankings to No. 20 after winning the U.S. Women's Open in a three-hole playoff for her first major title.

• The woman she defeated, Anna Nordqvist, jumped four spots to No. 11 despite an ill-timed penalty that cost her a shot at the title.

• After another close call at the U.S. Women's Open, Amy Yang jumped three spots to No. 6.

• Gerina Piller's T-8 finish at CordeValle was enough to move her up one spot to No. 15, earning her an Olympic bid in the process.

• Alex Noren's one-shot win at the Scottish Open vaulted him up 50 spots in the OWGR to No. 49, his highest ranking since February 2013 and one spot off his career high.

• Noren's move wasn't enough, though, to jump past David Lingmerth for Sweden's second and final Olympic bid, as Lingmerth remained one spot ahead of him at No. 48.

• Norway's Espen Kofstad moved up 200 spots to No. 291 following his win on the European Challenge Tour that also earned him a spot in Rio.

• Unable to defend at The Greenbrier, Danny Lee instead went to Scotland and moved up eight spots to No. 40 after a T-3 finish at Castle Stuart.

• Chinese Taipei's Lin Wen-Tang T-3 finish at the Taifong Open moved him up 20 spots to No. 315, securing him one of the final Olympic berths.

• Matteo Manassero jumped 254 spots to No. 342 in the world after his T-3 finish in Scotland, his best ranking in more than a year.