Jason Day is finally back in the winner’s circle, and he’s nearing the top 10 in the world again, too.
Day, who won the World Cup of Golf for his first title since the 2010 Byron Nelson Championship, rose from No. 18 to No. 11 in the latest rankings, released Monday. It is his highest position in the Official World Golf Ranking since he was ranked 10th in March 2012. His career-best ranking is No. 7.
Since that victory at the Nelson, Day has racked up 25 top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour and six top-10s at majors, including three runners-up.
Thomas Bjorn also made a sizable move in the rankings, rising from No. 44 to No. 34 after his runner-up finish at Royal Melbourne.
Much like Day, Luke Donald ended his own drought last week, defending his title at the Japan Tour’s Dunlop Phoenix. The former world No. 1, who had slipped all the way to 17th in the world, jumped up two spots, to No. 15, after his first win in 12 months. Meanwhile, the runner-up in Japan, Hyung-sung Kim, jumped from No. 82 to No. 65 in the world.
Here’s the top 10 in the world, which remains unchanged from a week ago: No. 1 Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar, Steve Stricker, Brandt Snedeker and Jason Dufner.