That victory sent the 23-year-old soaring up the world rankings, from 169th to 64th. He began this season, his first full year on the PGA Tour, at No. 584, but has climbed well inside the top 100 after his third consecutive top-10 finish.
Jordan Spieth’s meteoric rise has been even more impressive. The 20-year-old, who began the year with no status on any major tour and was ranked 810th in the world, is all the way up to 36th after the playoff loss in North Carolina. After his victory last month at the John Deere, he was ranked 59th.
The top 14 in the world remained unchanged from a week ago. So, heading into the four-event FedEx Cup Playoffs, the top 10 looks like this: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Jason Dufner, Graeme McDowell and Henrik Stenson.