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Rahm continues meteoric rise

Following his runner-up finish at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, Jon Rahm moved from No. 12 to No. 9 in the Official World Golf Ranking, less than a year after the former Arizona State star turned pro.

Rahm won the Farmers Insurance Open in January and has six top-five finish since then. The 22-year-old is the fifth-youngest player to crack the top 10 since the OWGR debuted in 1986, behind only Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods.

Alex Noren’s victory at the BMW PGA Championship propelled him from No. 13 to No. 8, setting a new career-high. The Swede has five victories in his past 17 worldwide starts.

Kevin Kisner moved from No. 45 to No. 22 with his victory at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational.

The news wasn’t as positive for Brian Harman, who shot a final-round 65 at Colonial. He moved up three spots to No. 51, but that fell just short of the top-50 spot he needed to qualify for the British Open. He finished 0.0095 points behind William McGirt, who had already qualified for The Open.

Billy Horschel (46th), Adam Hadwin (49th) and Hideto Tanihara (48th) moved into the top 50 this week.

Dustin Johnson remains at No. 1, followed by McIlroy, Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama and Henrik Stenson. Spieth moved past Garcia for No. 6 following his runner-up finish at Colonial. Noren, Rahm and Adam Scott round out the top 10. Meanwhile, injured Tiger Woods dropped among 16 spots and now sits at No. 876 in the world.

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