Hoffman moves to No. 34 in world after Valero win


With many of the game's biggest names taking the week off, Charley Hoffman made the most of his opportunity to climb the world rankings at the Valero Texas Open.

Hoffman's one-shot win at TPC San Antonio was the fourth of his career, and it moved him up 23 spots to No. 34 in the world, his highest ranking since September.

Hoffman's victory came over Patrick Reed, whose runner-up finish allowed him to jump past Louis Oosthuizen at No. 12 in the world. J.B. Holmes, who finished T-13 in San Antonio, also jumped two spots to No. 19, while Chad Collins' third-place finish helped him move up 204 spots to No. 290 in the world.

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It took until Monday because of weather delays, but Soomin Lee finally closed out a victory at the European Tour's Shenzhen International. The win vaulted Lee 53 spots in the standings to No. 75, marking the first time the 22-year-old has been inside the OWGR top 100.

This week marks the final chance for players to move into the top 50 in the world rankings and earn exemptions into The Players Championship. Notable players on the bubble who are not yet qualified for TPC Sawgrass include No. 51 Chris Wood, No. 52 Victor Dubuisson, No. 53 Anirban Lahiri and No. 56 Jamie Donaldson.

There were no changes this week to the top 10 in the world rankings, as Jason Day maintains his lead over Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler. Henrik Stenson remains No. 6, followed by Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson, Danny Willett and Justin Rose.

Out since August because of a back injury, Tiger Woods dropped 13 more spots to No. 499.