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Biggest movers: McGirt benefits from Memorial win

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Each week, takes a look at the players who made moves up - and down - the various ranking systems in the world of golf.

Here's a look at this week's Biggest Movers, as William McGirt jumps several notches after his first career win:

  • McGirt's playoff victory at the Memorial Tournament helped him move from No. 102 to No. 44 in the world rankings, a career best. He's also now up 35 spots to No. 15 on the U.S. Ryder Cup points list.
  • While he didn't get the win, Jon Curran's runner-up at Muirfield Village did jump him more than 100 spots in the rankings, from No. 193 to a career-best No. 89.
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick's win at the Nordea Masters moved the Englishman to No. 32 in the world, another career best, while also solidifying his chances of qualifying for the Ryder Cup.
  • After taking a week off, Zach Johnson fell from No. 6 to No. 8 in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings, having been passed by both Phil Mickelson and Patrick Reed. He now holds the final automatic qualifying spot.
  • Matt Kuchar's T-4 finish in Ohio moved him past Brooks Koepka to No. 9 in Ryder Cup points, less than $100,000 behind Johnson for the eighth and final automatic spot.
  • Reed's T-8 finish at Memorial, his Tour-leading ninth top-10 of the season, helped him vault past Branden Grace to No. 11 in the world, behind an injured Justin Rose.
  • After his first top-10 finish since November, Keegan Bradley moved up 17 spots to No. 105 in the world.
  • Adam Hadwin let an opportunity to make a big move slip away at the Memorial, where he faded to a T-11 finish. While that moved him up to No. 171 in the world, he still trails Graham DeLaet (No. 139) for the second and final Canadian Olympic spot.
  • After her win at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, Anna Nordqvist moved up four spots to No. 15 in the Rolex Rankings. The move bumped Gerina Piller down to No. 16, thereby removing her from the latest projected Olympic field.