The good news just keeps on coming for Shane Lowry. After picking up his first PGA Tour victory on Sunday at the WGC-Bridgestone, the Irishman finds himself at No. 19 in the Official World Golf Ranking, the highest he's ever climbed.
The 28-year-old moved up 29 spots with the win, putting the cherry on top of an incredible turnaround considering he was ranked as low as 142nd last May.
Jim Furyk, who held the 54-hole lead at Firestone but closed with a 2-over 72 to finish T-3, can take solace in his move into the top 5. He moved up two spots to No. 4, and now sits only behind Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson.
While Lowry's move was certainly the most significant, the biggest move of the week goes to J.J. Henry, whose playoff win at the Barracuda Championship sent him rocketing up the rankings, from No. 426 to No. 208. Henry now sits 70 spots ahead of 14-time major champ Tiger Woods, who fell 16 spots during his week off.
Here is your Official World Golf Ranking top 10 for the week of Aug. 9: 1. Rory McIlroy, 2. Jordan Spieth, 3. Bubba Watson, 4. Jim Furyk, 5. Jason Day, 6. Justin Rose, 7. Rickie Fowler, 8. Dustin Johnson, 9. Henrik Stenson, 10. Sergio Garcia.