Snedeker soars to 31st in world rankings

Philadelphia, PA ( – Brandt Snedeker picked up his seventh
PGA Tour win on Sunday and that helped him jump to 31st in the world rankings.

Snedeker soared 32 spots thanks to his 3-stroke victory over Nick Watney. With
the win, Snedeker clinches a spot in the Masters, where he has four top-20
finishes in the last seven years.

Ahead of Snedeker, there was little change to the top 20.

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy leads No. 2 Henrik Stenson by just over 4.01 average
points. Bubba Watson was third again this week, and he will defend his title
this week at the Northern Trust Open.

Jason Day was fourth and was followed by Adam Scott, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia,
Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar.

Martin Kaymer stayed put at No. 11 was trailed by Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker,
Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Victor Dubuisson, Billy Horschel, Phil
Mickelson, Brooks Koepka and Graeme McDowell.

The only changes in the rankings ahead of Snedeker’s move was Dustin Johnson
improving a pair to 21st, which bumped Zach Johnson and Chris Kirk down one
spot apiece.

Andrew Dodt won the European Tour’s True Thailand Classic and that helped him
soar 154 spots to No. 127 this week.