Casey vaults to No. 11 in world rankings

England’s Paul Casey vaulted four spots to No. 11 in the world rankings after defending his title at the Valspar Championship.

Casey became the first repeat champion in the event’s 19 years, and leapfrogged countryman Tommy Fleetwood, Australia’s Jason Day and Americans Tiger Woods and Tony Finau in the world rankings.

Dustin Johnson faded from contention on the back nine Sunday, but his T6 helped him maintain the No. 1 spot for the 81st week of his career. There were no changes in the top seven, with Johnson followed by England’s Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, Americans Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau and Italy’s Francesco Molinari.

Spain’s Jon Rahm also tied for sixth at the Valspar, helping him move up one spot past Xander Schauffele, with Ricky Fowler rounding out the top 10.

Jason Kokrak came up one shot short in his bid to claim his first PGA Tour victory, but his T2 did vault him 22 spots to No. 68.

Australia’s Scott Hend moved up 119 places to No. 134 with his sudden-death playoff win at the Maybank Championship – his first Asian Tour title in three years.

–Field Level Media