Max Homa’s second win in less than five months was enough to give the 31-year-old the best world ranking this week.
Homa successfully defended his Fortinet title on Sunday, his second victory this calendar year and his first of the new PGA Tour season. The win propelled the 5-time PGA Tour winner to No. 16 in the world – his highest official world golf ranking ever – and the first time he’s been in the top 20 since July.
Danny Willett and Homa made an exciting pairing Sunday night at Silverado and Spa’s North Course where the American made an unlikely bird bet to put pressure on the Brit. Willett missed two short hits, resulting in the 18th losing to Homa by hit. However, the 2016 Masters champion made a huge jump from 149th to 88th.
After defeating US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick in the playoffs, Robert McIntyre also jumped into the top 100, moving from 110th to 68th, while Fitzpatrick’s solo second-place finish was enough to push him back into the top 100. 10 – 10th place from 10th. 11. As a result, Viktor Hovland dropped to 11th position.
The rest of the top 10 remains intact; Scotty Sheffler is still leading despite not winning since the Masters in April, with Rory McIlroy and Cam Smith rounding out the top three respectively.