Rory McIlroy's rankings points average of 12.09 gives him a healthy hold on the No. 1 spot.
John Merrick won the Northern Trust Open for his first PGA title, a win that places him at 74th after an improvement of 167 ranking places. Darren Fichardt, whose win at the Africa Open was his fourth European Tour championship, is No. 100 in the rankings. He had been 146th.