Reed up to career-best No. 14 in world rankings


Top five, not quite, but Patrick Reed continues to climb the Official World Golf Ranking.

With his playoff victory Monday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Reed earned his fourth PGA Tour title since August 2013 and rose to a career-best No. 14 in the world. He began the week at No. 23.

Jimmy Walker, who lost in the playoff, moved from No. 21 to No. 17. 

“Everyone is trying to get to the best in the world,” Reed said. “But that’s going to take a long time.”

Updated Official World Golf Ranking

Indeed, Reed is still nearly 6.5 points behind world No. 1 Rory McIlroy, but the 24-year-old is getting closer. His four wins are the most by any current player under the age of 25. 

Andy Sullivan, who took down Charl Schwartzel in a playoff at the European Tour's South African Open, jumped from No. 149 to No. 83 after earning his first career title. Schwartzel, meanwhile, rose from 31st to 26th

Here is the top 10 in the world heading into this week’s tournaments: McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Jim Furyk, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler