Molinari moves to No. 43 in world; Willett No. 10


Francesco Molinari has re-entered golf's exclusive top 50.

With his win at the Italian Open on Sunday, Molinari moved from 65th to 43rd in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Top-50 status grants a player access to the top events in golf at different points throughout the year. Molinari, for example, is now eligible for the season's first World Golf Championship, the HSBC Champions from Oct. 27-30 in China.

The runner-up in Italy, Masters champ Danny Willett re-entered the top 10, bumping gold-medal winner Justin Rose to 11th.

In Boise, Andrew "Beef" Johnston secured his 2016-17 PGA Tour card via the Tour Finals and moved up to 74th in the world, tying his career high.

And finally, as for the hole Tiger Woods will soon look to climb out of, the former world No. 1 is down to 741st, between England's Curtis Griffiths and Robert Coles.

Here is your top 10 for the week of Sept. 18: 1. Jason Day, 2. Dustin Johnson, 3. Rory McIlroy, 4. Jordan Spieth, 5. Henrik Stenson, 6. Adam Scott, 7. Bubba Watson, 8. Patrick Reed, 9. Rickie Fowler, 10. Danny Willett.