Winning his first major at The Open Championship came with a slew of perks for Ireland's Shane Lowry, including a 16-spot jump to No. 17 in the official world golf rankings Monday.
Lowry began 2019 ranked No. 75. He has steadily risen throughout the year thanks to at win in Abu Dhabi in January and a string of three consecutive top-10 finishes in stroke play events that included the PGA Championship in May. Lowry entered last week ranked 33rd, but earned 100 ranking points for his triumph at Royal Portrush.
England's Tommy Fleetwood jumped seven spots to No. 13 with his second-place finish at The Open, while Tony Finau moved up five places to No. 12 with his solo third - Finau's best career finish in a major.
England's Lee Westwood was unable to mount a Sunday charge, but he did rise 26 spots to No. 52 by tying for fourth with Brooks Koepka, who strengthened his grip on No. 1. It is the highest ranking for Westwood in the two-year revolving points system.
The top five remained unchanged, with No. 2 Dustin Johnson, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, England's Justin Rose and Tiger Woods following Koepka. McIlroy and Woods missed the cut at The Open. Italy's Francesco Molinari leapfrogged Bryson DeChambeau for No. 6, followed by Spain's Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and Patrick Cantlay.
--Field Level Media