McGladrey win advances Streb to 88th in OWGR


Nice guys apparently can finish first - and advance to 88th.

Thanks to his first career PGA Tour victory on Sunday at the McGladrey Classic, Robert Streb jumped from 177th to 88th in the Official World Golf Ranking. Streb is up a whopping 268 spots - from 356th - at the end of 2013 thanks in part to a T-2 finish finish at Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April and some solid play towards the end of the '13-14 season (T-14 Barracuda, T-18 Wyndham, T-9 Deutsche Bank).

Speaking of that Deutsche Bank playoff event, Streb, through three events, currently leads the 2014-15 FedEx Cup standings.

As for other notable jumps, Switzerland's Thorbjorn Olesen halted and even reversed his recent fall down the ranking with a win in Perth. Olesen is back up to 89th from 130th after being as high as 65th at the end of 2013.

The runner-up to Olesen, European Ryder Cup member Victor Dubuisson moved up two spots to crack the top 20 right on the number.

And - because Tiger Watch never ends - Woods, who hasn't played since the PGA Championship, is now down to 19th, one spot ahead of Dubuisson.

The top 10 remains unchanged and exists in the following order: 1. Rory McIlroy, 2. Adam Scott, 3. Jim Furyk, 4. Sergio Garcia, 5. Henrik Stenson, 6. Justin Rose, 7. Bubba Watson, 8. Jason Day, 9. Matt Kuchar, 10. Rickie Fowler.