August 5, 2019 / 8:49 PM / 18 days ago

Poston jumps to No. 77 in world rankings

Aug 4, 2019; Greensboro, NC, USA; J.T. Poston poses with the Sam Snead Trophy after winning the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

JT Poston vaulted 87 spots to a career-high No. 77 in the official world golf rankings on Monday, the day after capturing his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Wyndham Championship.

Poston earned $1.116 million for the victory and continued his ascent after being ranked as low as 345th in November. He began the year still outside of the top 300, but a T7 at the Desert Classic in January moved Poston to No. 259.

He has had an up-and-down season overall, including six missed cuts in his past 14 events, but Poston also posted a T6 at the RBC Heritage and a T11 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic to steadily climb the rankings before Sunday’s breakthrough victory.

With most of the top players taking last week off ahead of the FedEx Cup playoffs, there were no changes among the top 10 players, with Brooks Koepka still maintaining a comfortable lead at the top over Dustin Johnson. Webb Simpson did move up four spots to No. 13 with his second-place finish at the Wyndham, leapfrogging Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar.

South Korea’s Byeong Hun An also moved into the top 50, reaching No. 48 with his third-place finish despite a disappointing Sunday round as the overnight leader.

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