The revolving door atop the world rankings continues.
One week after ceding the top spot back to Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth is again the top-ranked golfer in the world, despite his missed cut at the Deutsche Bank Championship. This will be Spieth's third total week atop the rankings, but his stay will again be brief - because McIlroy finished T-29 at TPC Boston, he will take the top spot back next week heading into the BMW Championship.
As a result, next week will mark the first time since 1997 that the top spot in the world rankings has changed on four consecutive weeks.
Jason Day and Bubba Watson remain Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, while Rickie Fowler jumped four spots to No. 5 after his third worldwide win of the season. It matches a career best for Fowler, who also was fifth after his win at the Scottish Open, and he sits one spot ahead of the man he edged out in Boston: Henrik Stenson. After starting the postseason with a pair of runner-up finishes, Stenson moved up two spots from No. 8 to No. 6.
Other big moves from the holiday weekend included Charley Hoffman, who moved up 16 spots to No. 31 after his third-place finish, and Hunter Mahan, whose first top-10 finish since May not only extended his FedEx Cup Playoffs ironman streak, but it also ensured his return to the OWGR top 50 at No. 42.