Lingmerth to No. 71; U.S. Open bubble watch


Sweden's David Lingmerth and Alexander Noren have moved up to Nos. 71 and 70 in the Official World Golf Ranking thanks to their wins at the Memorial and Nordea Masters, respectively.

Lingmerth's playoff victory over Justin Rose vaulted him 141 spots from 212th. Noren, on the other hand, has rocketed up 583 spots, from 653rd, since the end of last year thanks to his win and three other European Tour top-10s.

While Lingmerth remains outside the top-60 cutoff for the U.S. Open, Kevin Kisner, who's come up just short in two PGA Tour playoffs this year, worked his way to the right side of the bubble at No. 57.

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And further down, two notable names who still reside outside the top 60 are AT&T Byron Nelson winner Steven Bowditch (64) and former world No. 1 Luke Donald (66).

As for changes to the top 10, Jim Furyk leapfrogged Bubba Watson and Henrik Stenson to move to No. 3 as Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler switched spots at Nos. 7 and 8.

And, finally, in the weekly Tiger Woods watch, the former No. 1's last-place finish at the Memorial dropped him from 172nd to 181st, between Hyung-Sung Kim and David Lipsky.

Here is your OWGR top 10 for the week of June 7: 1. Rory McIlroy, 2. Jordan Spieth, 3. Jim Furyk, 4. Bubba Watson, 5. Henrik Stenson, 6. Justin Rose, 7. Dustin Johnson, 8. Rickie Fowler, 9. Sergio Garcia, 10. Jason Day