Billy Horschel’s improbable playoff run ended with both a $13 million payout and a huge leap in the Official World Golf Ranking.
With his second consecutive PGA Tour title, and third overall, Horschel jumped from No. 23 to a career-best No. 14 in the world. Prior to his 2-1-1 stretch in the postseason, the former Florida standout was ranked 59th in the world.
Though Horschel added to his career win total, the same can’t be said this season for Jim Furyk, who made back-to-back bogeys late Sunday to drop out of a share of the lead and into a tie for second at the Tour Championship. It was Furyk’s fourth runner-up finish this season, part of an 11 top-10 campaign. Even so, Furyk rose from No. 7 to No. 5 in the world after East Lake – the highest he has been ranked since late 2010, when he last won on the PGA Tour. He was last ranked No. 4 in early 2008.
Here is the top 10 in the world at the end of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season: No. 1 Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Furyk, Justin Rose, Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar and Rickie Fowler.