McDowell up to 62nd in world after Mayakoba win


With his playoff victory at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Graeme McDowell jumped from 85th to 62nd in the Official World Golf Ranking.

He also secured invites to the Masters in April and PGA Championship in July and extended his PGA Tour membership through 2018. McDowell remains exempt at the U.S. Open thanks to his 2010 win at Pebble Beach.

The only major he isn’t currently qualified for is the Open Championship, which he’s played every year since 2004, although he has plenty of time to break into the world top 50, or qualify via a litany of other avenues.

Updated Official World Golf Ranking

Separately, after nearly picking up his second win in as many weeks, Russell Knox has cracked the top 30, up to 29th from 85th just two weeks ago. The other man in the playoff, Jason Bohn, has jumped 31 spots this fall, from 89th to 58th, thanks to three top-3 finishes.

On the European Tour, Kristoffer Broberg vaulted to 67th from 149th with his win at the BMW Masters.

And finally in the weekly Tiger Woods watch, the former world No. 1, who continues to recover from back surgery, is down to No. 384, sandwiched between England’s Tom Murray and Spain’s Jorge Campillo.

Here is your Official World Golf Ranking top 10 for the week of Nov. 15: 1. Jordan Spieth, 2. Jason Day, 3. Rory McIlroy, 4. Bubba Watson, 5. Justin Rose, 6. Henrik Stenson, 7. Rickie Fowler, 8. Dustin Johnson, 9. Jim Furyk, 10. Zach Johnson