US Open 2015: World ranking and prize money update

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Dustin Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace were the big movers as Spieth scoops $1.8m first prize

Jordan Spieth has closed the gap on Rory McIlroy at the top of the world rankings but is likely to head into The Open at St Andrews as the world number two.

The 21 year old is halfway towards an unprecedented calendar grand slam after winning his second Major in succession.

Jordan Spieth halfway to Major Grand Slam

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He becomes the youngest US Open Champion since Bobby Jones in 1923, the youngest player to collect consecutive Majors since Gene Sarazen in 1922 and youngest ever to win the Masters and US Open.

Speaking about the possibility of winning all four Majors this season, with The Open Championship next in July, Spieth said: “To go to the Home of Golf in the next tournament is the sole focus, I am not going to look beyond that. But I guess you can’t win them all unless you win the first two.

“We will go to St Andrews looking to win the Claret Jug. I believe we will be able to get the job done if we get the right prep in.”

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Dustin Johnson had an eagle putt to win his maiden major on the 18th at Chambers Bay but could only manage a par and had to settle for a tied second finish.

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But the American was the big mover in the world rankings top 10, leaping up from seven to number three.

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Louis Oosthuizen was the hottest player at Chambers Bay over the final three rounds and continues his surge back up the ranking. The South African was 45th at the turn of the year but is now up to 16th.

Fellow countryman Branden Grace had his best-ever Major performance, finishing in a tie for fourth alongside Australian duo Adam Scott and Cameron Smith.

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The result sees the six-time European Tour winner climbing from 40th up to 27th.

Despite only finishing in a tie for 27th, Justin Rose has moved up from five to four in the rankings.

Bubba Watson is down a place to four, Jim Furyk is down from three to seven while Henrik Stenson also drops a place to seven.

Jason Day was tied for the lead going into the final round but finished in a tie for ninth place alongside McIlroy. It was enough to move the Australian up from 10 to eighth.

It was a decent week for Ireland’s Shane Lowry who was also tied ninth with McIlroy and Day. The result sees him cement his place in the top 50, jumping up from 57 to 45.

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Tommy Fleetwood has also snuck into the top 50, now 49th, after his tied 27th finish.

It was also a bumper week for prize money with Spieth scooping nearly $200,000 more than Martin Kaymer claimed for his victory at Pinehurst No.2 last year

1. Jordan Spieth – $1.8 million
T2. Louis Oosthuizen – $877,144
T2. Dustin Johnson – $877,144
T4. Adam Scott – $407,037
T4. Cameron Smith – $407,037
T4. Branden Grace – $407,037
7. Charl Schwartzel – $311,835
8. Brandt Snedeker – $280,482
T9. Rory McIlroy – $235,316
T9. Shane Lowry – $235,316
T9. Jason Day – $235,316

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