Unranked in February, Patrick Cantlay is now inside the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking following his playoff victory Sunday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Cantlay outlasted Alex Cejka and Whee Kim on the second extra hole at TPC Summerlin, and with the win he moved up 25 spots to No. 42 in the world. The 25-year-old was unranked prior to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February, a start that sparked a strong run for Cantlay that included a Tour Championship appearance and no missed cuts.

Now the former No. 1 amateur is ranked ahead of veterans like Branden Grace (44th), Zach Johnson (48th) and Bill Haas (50th).

A playoff runner-up helped Cejka jump 104 spots to No. 196 in the world, while Kim went from No. 148 to No. 114. Chesson Hadley, who was among the group that finished one shot outside the playoff in Las Vegas, jumped seven spots to No. 79.

A second consecutive European Tour win helped bolster Justin Rose’s trophy collection, but it didn’t affect the Englishman’s ranking. Rose remains at world No. 6 for another week, while runners-up Dylan Frittelli and Nicolas Colsaerts both cracked the top 100. Frittelli jumped 27 spots to No. 76, while Colsaerts went from 135th to 98th.

The only change among the top 10 came at No. 8, as an idle Rory McIlroy supplanted Henrik Stenson. Dustin Johnson remains No. 1, followed by Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Hideki Matsuyama and Jon Rahm. Rose remains sixth, with Brooks Koepka, McIlroy, Stenson and Rickie Fowler rounding out the top 10.

With his return to competition now set for the Hero World Challenge later this month, Tiger Woods fell three more spots to No. 1183 in the world.

Cantlay enters OWGR top 50 after Shriners win

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