Spieth returns to No. 1; Fowler up to No. 5

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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.


Updated Official World Golf Ranking


The rest of the top 10 consists of Jim Furyk, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia.

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.

New Zealand's Danny Lee is 54th, less than 1/100th of a point ahead of Steven Bowditch at No. 55. As a result, Lee clinched the final automatic spot on the International squad for the Presidents Cup

With his days now filled with watching tennis instead of playing tournament golf, Tiger Woods dropped six spots to No. 272 in the world.