Johnson moves to No. 7 in OWGR after victory


Dustin Johnson is again among the top 10 in the world rankings after his one-shot win at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Johnson's victory was his third top-five finish in five starts since returning from a six-month leave of absence. He jumped from No. 16 to No. 7 in the latest world rankings, his highest spot in the standings since February 2012. Johnson was No. 16 in the world when he took his break from competition on July 31, and this marks his first return to the top 10 in the world since he was ranked No. 10 on March 30, 2014.

After his runner-up finish at Trump National Doral, J.B. Holmes jumped 22 spots to No. 19 in the OWGR, the highest ranking of his career. Holmes also lost a playoff at the Farmers Insurance Open last month, and he has made one of the biggest moves in the rankings over the last year, having been ranked outside the top 500 last March.

Updated Official World Golf Ranking

After capturing his first PGA Tour win in a five-man playoff at the Puerto Rico Open, 44-year-old Alex Cejka moved from No. 285 to No. 163 in the rankings. Sam Saunders, a runner-up in Puerto Rico, rose from No. 467 to No. 334, while Emiliano Grillo cracked the top 100 for the first time with his T-2 finish, jumping 14 spots from No. 110 to No. 96.

The top three spots remain the same, with Rory McIlroy followed by Bubba Watson and Henrik Stenson. Adam Scott jumped fellow Aussie Jason Day at No. 4, while Day is followed by Jim Furyk and Johnson. Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose and Jordan Spieth round out the top 10.

As his self-imposed break from competition continues, Tiger Woods slipped four more spots to No. 79 in the rankings - just behind Sangmoon Bae and one spot ahead of Padraig Harrington.