Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Jordan Spieth earned a 6-shot victory
at the Australian Open last week and that win helped the 21-year-old jump up
three spots to No. 11 in this week’s world rankings.
Spieth carded a final-round, 8-under 63 on Sunday to finish six shots ahead of
Australian Rod Pampling at 13-under-par 271.
Rory McIlroy, the 2013 champion, finished 15 shots back of Spieth but he
remained the No. 1 player in the world. Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott and Bubba
Watson also stayed put and they are Nos. 2 through 4.
Jim Furyk and Justin Rose both jumped up a spot with Furyk up to No. 5 and
Rose at No. 6. Sergio Garcia fell a pair from No. 5 to No. 7. Jason Day,
Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar all remained where they were a week ago and they
are eight through 10.
With Spieth vaulting three spots to 11, Phil Mickelson, Martin Kaymer and
Billy Horschel all dropped one spot each and they are Nos. 12 through 14.
The remainder of the top 20 stayed the same with Graeme McDowell, Hideki
Matsuyama, Victor Dubuisson, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson and Chris Kirk
rounding it out from No. 15.