Max Homa, Robert MacIntyre part of big moves in the world ranking

Max Homa, Robert MacIntyre part of big moves in the world ranking

Max Homa’s second victory in less than five months was enough to give the 31-year-old his best world ranking this week.

Homa successfully defended his title at the Fortinet Championship on Sunday, marking his second victory this calendar year and the first of the new PGA Tour season. The victory pushed the 5-time PGA Tour winner to No. 16 in the world, his highest official world golf ranking to date and the first time he has cracked the top 20 since July.

Danny Willett and Homa made an exciting pairing Sunday night on the North Course at Silverado Resort and Spa, where the American made an unlikely birdie switch to put pressure on the Briton. Willett missed two short putts, bogeyed on the 18th to lose to Homa by one stroke. Still, the 2016 Masters Champion made a huge jump from No. 149 to No. 88.

After beating US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick in a playoff, Robert MacIntyre also jumped into the top 100, rising from No. 11. As a result, Viktor Hovland was relegated to No. 11.

The rest of the top 10 remains untouched; Scottie Scheffler still leads the way despite not having won since the Masters in April, with Rory McIlroy and Cam Smith rounding out the top 3, respectively.

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