Bradley 29th in rankings, up 300 spots since start of 2011


Beginning the year 329th in the Official World Golf Ranking, Keegan Bradley came into the PGA Championship ranked 108th. Following his playoff victory over Jason Dufner in the year’s final major, the rookie jumped up to 29th in the latest edition. He shares that position with Zach Johnson.

The man atop the ranking is still the same, in the form of Luke Donald. Only Lee Westwood could have caught Donald for the top spot last week at Atlanta Athletic Club, but it would have required a breakthrough major win for older Englishman.

Behind them is Steve Stricker, who jumped Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer into third place on the ladder. Adam Scott moves up to seventh.

Dufner moved from 80th to 38th. Anders Hansen shot up to 23rd from 45th thanks to his solo third-place finish at AAC.

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods dropped to 33rd after his missed cut. He has been passed by 18-year-old Matteo Manassero and long-time rival Ernie Els.