From no status anywhere to PGA Tour winner – the past few months have been a wild ride for Jordan Spieth.
The 19-year-old, who won the John Deere Classic on Sunday, moved from 120th to 59th in the latest Official World Rankings, released Monday. He began the year ranked 810th.
Phil Mickelson’s move up the world rankings wasn’t nearly as drastic, but it was significant nonetheless. Lefty’s playoff victory at the Scottish Open moved him from No. 8 to No. 5, the highest he has been ranked since June 2011. Just six months ago, he had slipped all the way to 22nd.
Branden Grace, the playoff loser in Scotland, jumped from 33rd to 26th.
Here is the top 10 in the world heading into the British Open: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Mickelson, Matt Kuchar (from No. 5), Graeme McDowell (from No. 6), Brandt Snedeker (from No. 7), Luke Donald and Steve Stricker (from No. 11).