Schwartzel off top-50 bubble; Jones right on it


With wins over the weekend, Charl Schwartzel managed to move himself off the Official World Golf Ranking's top-50 bubble, while Matt Jones moved himself right on it.

Schwartzel won the European Tour's season-opener, the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa, for the fourth time and moved from No. 50 in the world to No. 35.

Jones, meanwhile, overcame a rocky start to outlast Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott at the Australian Open, jumping from No. 81 to No. 51.

The top 50 in the world at the end of 2015 earn invites to the Masters in April. Top-50 status also guarantees invites to the WGC-Cadillac, The Players, the Open Championship, WGC-Bridgestone and WGC-HSBC Champions at different points in the year. Though only 51st, Jones is exempt for Royal Troon next summer via the Open Qualifying Series.

Runner-up finishes Down Under also allowed No. 1 Jordan Spieth to slightly widen his lead over No. 2 Jason Day and for Adam Scott to re-enter the top 10.

And finally, in the weekly Tiger Woods watch, the former world No. 1, who sat atop the ranking as recently as May 2014, is now No. 400. Woods, who continues to recover from a second microdisectomy surgery is sandwiched between Sungjoon Park and Vaughn Taylor.

Here is your OWGR top 10 for the week of Nov. 29: 1. Jordan Spieth, 2. Jason Day, 3. Rory McIlroy, 4. Bubba Watson, 5. Justin Rose, 6. Rickie Fowler, 7. Henrik Stenson, 8. Dustin Johnson, 9. Jim Furyk, 10. Adam Scott