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Davis Riley wins Charles Schwab Challenge - what does it mean for World Golf Rankings?

Riley wins Charles Schwab Challenge - what does it mean for world rankings?
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Davis Riley won his first PGA Tour title at the Charles Schwab Challenge on Sunday, but what does his success mean for the World Golf Rankings?

Davis Riley ended his wait for a PGA Tour title on Sunday as he claimed a dominant victory at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

The news of Grayson Murray's passing hit the tournament on Saturday, it having since been revealed by the 30-year-old's parents that he 'took his own life' midway through the event after initially withdrawing through illness shortly before the end of round two.

As per their request, the competition continued, and it concluded with Riley prevailing by five shots after the challenge of world number one Scottie Scheffler faded away.

Here, Sports Mole takes a look at how the World Golf Rankings have changed on the back of the American's success.


Riley catapulted into world's top 100

Since March, Riley has spent his time outside of the world's top 200, with his season's best having previously been a tied-14th at the Texas Children's Houston Open.

The 27-year-old now sits as high as 78th, moving him closer to a career-high 61st that he achieved back in March of 2023.

Keegan Bradley's final-round 67 - that achieved a share of second with world number one Scheffler - sees him progress from 20th to 14th place.

Lesser-known names McClure Meissner and Pierceson Coody are rewarded for their fifth-placed finishes by moving into 153rd and 167th from 204th and 22th respectively.

Hayden Buckley also goes from 176th to 142nd, while David Lipsky is a top-200 player again after a share of ninth sees him go from 257th to 196th.

Further down the leaderboard, Matt Kuchar's 19th-placed finish has moved him to the brink of the top 100 again, now sitting in 101st position.

Brian Harman - last year's Open champion - could only muster 24th place, yet he now moves back into the world's top 10.

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