Kuchar back inside top 5 in OWGR; Spieth 7th


Matt Kuchar’s torrid stretch has lifted him back inside the top 5 in the world ranking. 

Kuchar, who earned his fourth consecutive top-5 finish Sunday with a one-shot victory at the RBC Heritage, moved up one spot, from No. 6 to No. 5, in the latest rankings released Monday. He is only two one-hundredths of a point behind No. 4 Bubba Watson

Other significant moves from Hilton Head included Jordan Spieth, who rose from No. 9 to No. 7 after his T-12 finish, and runner-up Luke Donald, who jumped from No. 29 to No. 18.

Lee Westwood, who won for the first time since June 2012, broke through in Malaysia to rejoin the top 30 in the world. He moved up six spots, from No. 36 to No. 30.

Here’s the top 10 in the world heading into the Zurich Classic: No. 1 Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Watson, Kuchar, Jason Day (from No. 5), Spieth, Sergio Garcia (from No. 7), Phil Mickelson (from No. 8) and Rory McIlroy.