OWGR: Spieth stays No. 1; Love skyrockets 477 spots


Jordan Spieth remains No. 1 and Davis Love III made a monumental leadp in the latest edition of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Spieth, in his second week at the top, saw his lead diminish from 0.12 to 0.05 over Rory McIlroy. Spieth now has 12.35 points compared to McIlroy’s 12.30. Neither player competed last week. Spieth is in the field for this week’s The Barclays, the FedEx Cup Playoffs opener. McIlroy is sitting it out.

Love soared 477 spots, to 136th, thanks to his win at the Wyndham Championship. Love, 51, hasn’t been ranked this high since 2012.

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Tiger Woods, meanwhile, jumped 29 spots, to 257th, thanks to his tie for 10th at the Wyndham. It was Woods’ first top 10 on the PGA Tour since The Barclays in 2013.

Wyndham runner-up Jason Gore went to 144th, from 252nd. And Scott Brown, who tied for third in Greensboro, N.C., rose to 165th, from 209th.

David Horsey, winner at the European Tour’s Made in Denmark event, scaled 110 spots, to 164th.

The top 10 in the world remained the same, with no positional movement: 1. Spieth, 2. McIlroy, 3. Jason Day, 4. Bubba Watson, 5. Justin Rose, 6. Jim Furyk, 7. Dustin Johnson, 8. Rickie Fowler, 9. Henrik Stenson, 10. Sergio Garcia.