Clark, who erased a three-shot deficit to win the RBC Canadian Open, moved from No. 153 to No. 75 in the latest world rankings, released Monday. It was the diminutive South African’s fourth top-25 finish in his last seven starts, and second top 5 in a row.
The runner-up (once again) was Jim Furyk, whose final-round 69 wasn’t enough to hold on for the victory. It was his seventh consecutive blown 54-hole lead.
Though he’s still winless since late 2010, the 44-year-old has now finished runner-up three times this season and posted four other top 10s. His world ranking – now No. 8, up from 10th – is his highest since January 2011.
Here is the top 10 in the world heading into the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational: Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Jason Day, Tiger Woods.