Mickelson vaults to No. 17 in world rankings
Phil Mickelson rose to No. 17 in the official world golf rankings after finishing off his victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Monday, his highest ranking in more than two years.
Mickelson, who fell to 29th after missing the cut at last week's Waste Management Open, returns to the top 20 for the first time since tying for 48th at last year's U.S. Open.
The top 10 remained unchanged, with England's Justin Rose maintaining a comfortable lead over Brooks Koepka. Koepka is less than five points ahead of good friend Dustin Johnson, who tied for 45th at Pebble Beach.
England's Paul Casey rose five spots to No. 19 with his second-place finish Monday.
Jordan Spieth also tied for 45th at Pebble Beach, which caused him to slide two more spots to No. 23.
Tiger Woods remained No. 13. He will be paired with No. 4 Justin Thomas and No. 9 Rory McIlroy for the first two rounds of this week's Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles.
--Field Level Media
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