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Webb Simpson joins golf's elite in top 50

Webb Simpson had more good news in consecutive weeks: Win your first PGA Tour title in your home state one week, break the top 50 the next.
After clinching the Wyndham Championship on August 21 at his regular course at Greensboro in his native North Carolina, Simpson leapt 22 places up to 33rd in the Official World Golf Rankings on Monday.

His victory has thrown him into contention for the season ending Fed-Ex Cup, and heralds his rise into Golf’s elite, having started the year outside the top 200.

By contrast fallen superstar Tiger Woods continues his descent on the field, dropping three places to 36th having failed to make the cut at a major for the first time at the PGA Championship last month.

The top set remain the same with Luke Donald retaining his No. 1 ranking for the thirteenth week, ahead of compatriot Lee Westwood and American Steve Stricker.

Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy round out the top five, one ahead of Phil Mickelson in sixth.

The other big mover in the top 100 was Tommy Gainey who entered double digits for the first time, jumping 16 places from 101 to 85.

The South Carolina native known on the tour as “Two Gloves” came third at Wyndham, four strokes behind Simpson.

Like the winner at Greensboro, Gainey’s performance resulted in a boost up the table for a man who started the year outside the 200 best ranked players.

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