Jordan Spieth still not No. 1, amateurs Dunne and Niebrugge climb in World Golf Rankings

matthew-cohen
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Further proof that the World Golf Rankings shouldn’t be taken too seriously come to you in the wake of Zach Johnson’s win at The Open Championship.

Jordan Spieth, who won the Masters, the U.S. Open, and just missed out on making Monday’s playoff at St. Andrews, is still not the number one ranked golfer in the world. That title still belongs to Rory McIlroy, who is sidelined for the foreseeable future with an ankle injury.

Had Spieth (still ranked two) won the Claret Jug, he would have leaped McIlroy to become the number one ranked player for the first time in his young career.

Does that seem right to you? McIlroy who can’t even stand on two feet is still ranked above Spieth?

Here’s the updated top 20:

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As you can see, Zach Johnson is up from 25 to 12 after winning his second major championship. He hasn’t cracked the top 10 since last year’s Texas Open.

Where’s Tiger Woods these days? Well, after another disappointing finish at a major, Woods is down to 258 from 241.

How about the the two notable amateurs who made a splash on The Old Course? 22-year-old Irishman Paul Dunne, who was co-leader after 54 holes, is all the way up to 896 from 1,615. Jordan Niebrugge, the American amateur who finished T6 jumped even higher. The rising senior at Oklahoma State is now ranked 389th in the world, up from 1,410. Niebrugge became the first amateur to finish in the top 10 at The Open at St. Andrews since 1960.

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