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Crane just outside OWGR top 100 after victory

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A drought-busting victory still wasn’t enough to send St. Jude Classic winner Ben Crane into this week’s U.S. Open.

Crane, who won in Memphis for his first title since 2011, moved from No. 267 to No. 101 in the world ranking. The top 60 after last week’s tournaments were exempt into the year’s second major.

Crane withdrew after the first round of sectional qualifying in Memphis.

An even bigger move was made Sunday by Troy Merritt, whose runner-up finish at TPC Southwind rocketed him from 805th to 286th.

Bernd Wiesberger may have lost in a playoff at the European Tour’s Lyoness Open, but it was enough to move from No. 69 to No. 60 and into the U.S. Open. He finished .0224 points ahead of No. 61 Pablo Larrazabal


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There was no movement this week among the top 28 players in the world ranking.

Here is the top 25 in the world heading into Pinehurst:

1. Adam Scott

2. Henrik Stenson

3. Bubba Watson

4. Tiger Woods

5. Matt Kuchar

6. Rory McIlroy

7. Jason Day

8. Sergio Garcia

9. Justin Rose

10. Jordan Spieth

11. Phil Mickelson

12. Jim Furyk

13. Hideki Matsuyama

14. Zach Johnson

15. Dustin Johnson

16. Jason Dufner

17. Steve Stricker

18. Luke Donald

19. Jimmy Walker

20. Victor Dubuisson

21. Charl Schwartzel

22. Graeme McDowell

23. Thomas Bjorn

24. Ian Poulter

25. Keegan Bradley