Appleby Moves into Top 15
Appleby jumped from No. 20 to No. 14 in this week's rankings. His runner-up, Scott McCarron improved 22 places to No. 57.
Tiger Woods remained the top player in the world for the 288th consecutive week. He is within 45 weeks of Greg Norman's all-time record of 332 straight weeks atop the rankings.
Behind Woods, there was no change to the top-five. Ernie Els remained second, followed by Vijay Singh, Davis Love III and Jim Furyk.
Masters champion Mike Weir stayed put at No. 6. He was followed by David Toms and Kenny Perry. The lone change to the top-10 came at the bottom end as Padraig Harrington exchanged positions with Retief Goosen at Nos. 9 and 10.
Nick Price inched up one notch to No. 11 while Phil Mickelson continued his season-long slide, this week falling to 12th. Darren Clarke remained in the 13th position followed by Appleby.
Justin Leonard fell one spot to No. 15 with Chris DiMarco standing pat in the 16th slot. K.J. Choi dropped two spaces to 17th.
Robert Allenby, Adam Scott and Jay Haas slipped one space apiece to 18th, 19th and 20th, respectively.
Teenager Im wins Web.com season opener
Mickelson grouped with Z. Johnson at CareerBuilder
12:10 p.m. Thursday, 11:40 a.m. Friday, 1:20 p.m. Saturday: Phil Mickelson, Zach Johnson
11:40 a.m. Thursday, 1:20 p.m. Friday, 12:50 p.m. Saturday: Jon Rahm, Bubba Watson
11:40 a.m. Thursday, 1:20 p.m. Friday, 12:50 p.m. Saturday: Patrick Reed, Brandt Snedeker
1:10 p.m. Thursday, 12:40 p.m. Friday, 12:10 p.m. Saturday: Patton Kizzire, Bill Haas
Mackay still a caddie at heart, even with a microphone
It just wasn't enough for this to be the ultimate mic drop.
Mackay traded in his TV microphone at the Sony Open for the 40-pound bag belonging to Justin Thomas.
The reward now?
''Not stumbling over my words,'' he said. ''And being better than I was the previous week.''
''Bones, don't ever do that again.''
Both worked as on-course reporters at Sea Island that fall.
And when Mickelson and Mackay parted ways after 25 years, Roy scooped up the longtime caddie for TV.
And not the Masters.
He hasn't missed Augusta since 1994, when Mickelson broke his leg skiing that winter.
''I thought I'd caddie until I dropped,'' Mackay said.
Except for that first week in April.
The Social: The end was nigh, then it wasn't
All that and more in this week's edition of The Social.
Yeah, you heard that right.
Here's two more just for good measure.
Farts ... will they ever not be funny?
Also, how about the diabolical question, "Did you get that?"
Yeah Tommy, we all got that.
Ahhh ... golf trick shot videos. You were fun while you lasted.