Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Jim Furyk broke a four-and-a-half-year
winless drought on Sunday and that helped him move back to No. 5 in the world
Furyk, whose last win was at the 2010 Tour Championship, improved five spots
thanks to his 17th PGA Tour title.
Ahead of him, the top-4 were unchanged with Rory McIlroy followed by Masters
champion Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson and Bubba Watson.
With Furyk’s 5-spot jump, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, Justin Rose
and Sergio Garcia all fell one spot and are Nos. 6-10.
Jimmy Walker, J.B. Holmes and Rickie Fowler held steady in the 11th through
13th positions. Matt Kuchar, who finished fifth at Harbour Town, improved
three spots to No. 14 this week.
Kuchar’s move pushed Patrick Reed, Hideki Matsuyama and Martin Kaymer down one
notch apiece. They are 15, 16 and 17 in the new rankings. Phil Mickelson held
steady at No. 18 and was followed again by Billy Horschel and Brooks Koepka.
The top-64 in this week’s rankings set the field for the WGC-Cadillac Match
Play Championship in two weeks. The only change to the top-64 was Tommy
Fleetwood improving 11 places to No. 55. Thomas Bjorn tumbled from No. 63 to