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.
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.
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.