Philadelphia, PA – Rickie Fowler's first PGA Tour victory, a playoff win Sunday over Rory McIlroy and D.A. Points at the Wells Fargo Championship, resulted in a jump to 24th in this week's world rankings.
Fowler moved up 15 places to crack the top-25.
While McIlroy wasn't able to pull out the victory, his tie for second place still allowed him to reclaim the No. 1 ranking from Luke Donald. It is his third stint in the top position and fifth week overall.
Donald moved to second, and is followed by Lee Westwood, Masters winner Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan.
Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods and Martin Kaymer remained in the sixth through eighth positions, respectively, while Webb Simpson moved up five places to ninth. Simpson just missed the playoff Sunday at Quail Hollow and finished alone in fourth. Phil Mickelson stayed at No. 10 in the rankings.
Justin Rose fell two places to 11th and Adam Scott rose one to 12th. South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel both dipped two spots to 13th and 14th, respectively.
Jason Day and Matt Kuchar switched spots, with Day moving up to 15th and Kuchar falling to 16th. Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Bill Haas and Jason Dufner stayed in their positions and rounded out the top 20.
Francesco Molinari, who won the Open de Espana on the European Tour, jumped 17 places to 29th.