Biggest Movers: Rose returns to OWGR top 10


Justin Rose

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 Justin Rose rises up after winning golf's first gold medal in 112 years:

• Rose's victory at the Rio Olympics moved him up three spots in the world rankings to No. 9, returning the Englishman to the top 10 in the world for the first time since the U.S. Open.

• Henrik Stenson's silver medal helped him pass Rory McIlroy at No. 5, while Rio bronze medalist Matt Kuchar rose five spots to No. 15.

• Ryan Moore's victory at the John Deere Classic moved him up nine spots to No. 50 and also took him to No. 23 in the U.S. Ryder Cup race.

• Ben Martin finished runner-up to Moore at TPC Deere Run, but that result helped him jump 29 spots to No. 105 in the rankings.

• Belgium's Thomas Pieters rose three spots to No. 61 in the world after his fourth-place finish at the Olympics.

Marcus Fraser, who played in Sunday's final group in Rio alongside Rose and Stenson, jumped four spots to No. 86 after a T-5 finish.

• After a T-8 finish in his first event as a PGA Tour member, Wesley Bryan is up seven spots to No. 108 in the world.

• A win on the Tour helped Mackenzie Hughes jump more than 500 spots to No. 308 in the world ranking as he closes in on a PGA Tour card for next season.

• T-5 finishes at the Olympics moved Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello up two spots to No. 27 and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat up four spots to No. 46.