OWGR Update: Rory McIlroy Returns to Familiar Territory; Rickie Fowler Makes Significant Jump After CJ Cup

Published 10/18/2021, 7:30 PM EDT
Oct 16, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Rickie Fowler tees off on the first during the third round of the CJ Cup golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports


What a week this has been for golf. It was a nostalgic experience for all the golf fans, as Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy were dominating a tournament, just like the good times. Moreover, Rory managed to hold his nerves on the final day and registered an emphatic victory at the 2021 CJ Cup in Las Vegas. 

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Meanwhile, Rickie Fowler finished the event T3 and was just three strokes behind the lead. Moreover, this strong performance from both McIlroy and Fowler has given them a boost in the Official World Golf Ranking. So let us have a look at the Official World Golf Ranking of both these players after a strong CJ Cup performance. 

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Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler take a huge leap in the OWGR

After a disappointing last couple of seasons, both Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler have started their 2021-22 PGA Tour season on a high note. Rory, who was competing in his first event of the season, registered a win. On the other hand, Rickie was in the lead till the final day of the event and eventually finished with a shared third spot. 

Oct 17, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Rory McIlroy celebrates after winning the CJ Cup golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Hence, after this strong finish, McIlroy has once again made his way into the top-10 rankings. He is currently ranked 8th according to OWGR. Meanwhile, Rickie Fowler was way behind in the rankings due to his disappointing performance. Before this week, he was 128th in the rankings. However, his brilliant performance of a T3 finish at CJ Cup has finally got him in the top 100 as he is currently in 82nd place. 

Meanwhile, even after a disappointing finish in a European Tour event, Jon Rahm has maintained his top spot. Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa also retained their second and third spot, respectively.  

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Top 10 players from the Official World Golf Ranking

  1. Jon Rahm
  2. Dustin Johnson
  3. Collin Morikawa
  4. Patrick Cantlay
  5. Xander Schauffele
  6. Bryson DeChambeau
  7. Justin Thomas
  8. Rory McIlroy
  9. Louis Oosthuizen
  10. Brooks Koepka

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These are the top 10 players from the OWGR, with Rory McIlroy breaking into the top-10 after a long time. Meanwhile, another significant performer, Rickie Fowler, still needs to do a lot of work to improve his OWGR ranking and get back in the top-50. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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