D.J. still No. 1 – barely; Kisner vaults to No. 25

Kevin Kisner vaulted 25 spots to No. 25 in the official world golf rankings following his victory at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
It is Kisner’s highest ranking since reaching No. 24 following a T7 at the RBC Heritage in April 2018.
Dustin Johnson (9.5424 average points) remained No. 1 despite failing to get out of the round-robin group stage, but England’s Justin Rose (9.5061) closed the gap in the two-year rating system. Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy rose another spot to No. 3 despite losing to Tiger Woods in the Round of 16.
McIlroy passed Brooks Koepka, who also failed to get out of group play. Koepka has a pair of T56s and a missed cut in his past three starts, while McIlroy has seven consecutive top-10s to begin 2019. McIlroy began the year ranked eighth.
Justin Thomas is No. 5, followed by Bryson DeChambeau, Italy’s Francesco Molinari and Rickie Fowler, the top-ranked player to skip the Match Play event. The idle Fowler moved up two spots when Spain’s Jon Rahm and Xavier Schauffele didn’t reach the weekend.
England’s Paul Casey is No. 11, followed by Woods, who moved past England’s Tommy Fleetwood and Australia’s Jason Day, two more players who could not get out of group play in Austin, Texas. Tony Finau is No. 15, with Matt Kuchar moving up eight spots to No. 16 with his runner-up finish to Kisner.
Former No. 1 Jordan Spieth continued his free fall, dropping another two spots to No. 32.
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)

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