From No. 4129 to 68: Nick Dunlap makes gigantic jump in Official World Golf Ranking

Nick Dunlap was ranked 4,121st in the Official World Golf Ranking at the end of 2023.

He slipped to 4,129 last week before pulling off the seemingly impossible, winning the American Express as an amateur, the first am to do that in 33 years.

So what can a PGA Tour win do to your world ranking?

Dunlap, winner of a PGA Tour event as a 20-year-old college kid, rocketed to No. 68 in the latest OWGR, which was updated Sunday night.

He’s now ranked ahead of Keith Mitchell (70), Billy Horschel (71), Erik van Rooyen (84), Taylor Pendrith (94) and Sam Ryder (108), just to name a few.

It’s reportedly the biggest jump in the history of the OWGR, which debuted in 1986.

Dunlap is just the eighth amateur to win a PGA Tour event. He’s also the 12th to win as a sponsor invitation. 

The next highest-ranked amateur in the OWGR, you ask? That’d be Standard senior Michael Thorbjornsen at No. 463.

As far as the most recent World Amateur Golf Ranking, which was Jan. 17, 2024, Dunlap is No. 3 behind Gordon Sargent and Christo Lamprecht.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek