Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Brooks Koepka fended off Ian Poulter to
win the Turkish Airlines Open on Sunday and that helped Koepka move to No. 35
in this week’s world rankings.
Koepka’s first European Tour title helped him climb 26 spots in the new
rankings. Meanwhile, Poulter improved from 40th to 26th.
Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott and Bubba Watson remained the top three players in
Henrik Stenson moved up two spots to fourth after finishing third in Turkey.
Jim Furyk held steady at No. 5, while Sergio Garcia dropped a pair to sixth.
Justin Rose was seventh again this week and was followed by Jason Day, Rickie
Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Martin Kaymer, Billy Horschel, Jordan
Spieth, Graeme McDowell, Dustin Johnson and Zach Johnson.
Chris Kirk and Jimmy Walker exchanged places with Kirk inching up one to 18th.
Hideki Matsuyama replaced Hunter Mahan at No. 20 as Mahan slipped a notch to
Charley Hoffman rallied to win the OHL Classic at Mayakoba and he jumped 21
spots in the rankings to No. 69 this week.