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Rank and filing the U.S. Open champions

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BETHESDA, Md. – With Harrison Frazar’s victory at the FedEx St. Judge Classic last week, the world-ranking average of a PGA Tour winner this year is 146.68.

Who’s the player closest to that ranking in this week’s U.S. Open? Frazar. With his win, he jumped to No. 144 in the world from 583.

For the statistically curious among you, the average world ranking of the U.S. Open winner the last 10 years is 34.4. Kyung-Tae Kim is No. 34 in the world this week.

Here are the world rankings of the last 10 U.S. Open winners at the time of the victories:

2010 – Graeme McDowell, No. 37

2009 – Lucas Glover, No. 71

2008 – Tiger Woods, No. 1

2007 – Angel Cabrera, No. 41

2006 – Geoff Ogilvy, No. 50

2005 – Michael Campbell, No. 80

2004 – Retief Goosen, No. 9

2003 – Jim Furyk, No. 10

2002 – Tiger Woods, No. 1

2001 – Retief Goosen, No. 44