Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Padraig Harrington picked up a playoff
victory over Daniel Berger on Monday at the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic and that
helped the Irishman soar up the world rankings.
Harrington, who won for the first time on the PGA Tour since the 2008 season,
climbed 215 spots from No. 297 to No. 82. Berger jumped 100 spots to No. 73.
The top-5 remained the same with Rory McIlroy followed by Bubba Watson, Henrik
Stenson, Jason Day and Adam Scott. Jim Furyk and Sergio Garcia exchanged
places for the second straight week with Furyk back to No. 6 and Garcia down
to No. 7.
Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth and Martin Kaymer were eighth, ninth and 10th again
this week. Rickie Fowler inched up one to 11th and that pushed Matt Kuchar
down one notch.
Kuchar was followed by Jimmy Walker and Hideki Matsuyama. Patrick Reed dropped
from a share of the lead into a tie for seventh at the Honda Classic. That
finish helped him move up a spot to 15th, and that bumped Dustin Johnson down
Victor Dubuisson and Billy Horschel were 17th and 18th again this week, while
Brooks Koepka replaced Phil Mickelson at No. 19. Mickelson slipped one to
Andy Sullivan won his second European Tour event of the season and he improved
15 spots from No. 73 to No. 58.