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Thomas passes Spieth in OWGR; Tiger up 155 spots

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For the first time in his career, Justin Thomas is looking down on Jordan Spieth in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Thomas outlasted Luke List in a one-hole playoff to win the Honda Classic on Sunday, his second win of the season and seventh in his last 31 starts. The victory lifted him one spot to No. 3 in the world, still behind Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm but now ahead of Spieth, who took the week off and slipped to No. 4.

The runner-up finish was a career best for List, who jumped to a new high of No. 73 in the latest rankings, up 51 spots from last week. Tommy Fleetwood reached his career-best ranking of No. 11 following a fourth-place finish at PGA National, while Alex Noren finished alone in third and jumped two spots to No. 14.


Updated Official World Golf Ranking


Eddie Pepperell broke through for his first career European Tour victory at the Qatar Masters, and the Englishman rose 62 spots to No. 92 in the world as a result.

Other moves from the Honda included Emiliano Grillo (T-8) going from 86th to 76th and Jamie Lovemark (seventh) cracking the top 100 at No. 98, up 13 spots.

Tiger Woods finished alone in 12th place at PGA National, and the 6.24 ranking points he received helped him jump to No. 389 in the world. It's an improvement of 155 spots from last week, although it still left him one spot behind Sam Burns, the 21-year-old that beat Woods while playing alongside him during the final round.

With Johnson, Rahm, Thomas and Spieth holding the top four spots, Justin Rose remained in fifth with Hideki Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy rounding out the top 10.