Watney Moves Up 57 Spots in Rankings


To the victor go the spoils.
For weekend winners Nick Watney and Raphael Jacquelin, that means a new berth inside the top 100 of the latest Official World Golf Ranking.
Watney shot a 69 Sunday to cruise to a three-shot win at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, parlaying his first PGA TOUR win into a jump of 57 places to No. 93 in the world.
In China, Jacquelin went wire-to-wire at the BMW Asian Open for this second European Tour victory and received a bump of 43 positions to world No. 61.
Further up in the rankings, little changed.
Tiger Woods, of course, held onto his position as the No. 1 golfer in the world. The top 11 players in the world, in fact, all held their positions from last week.
Jim Furyk was second, followed by Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Henrik Stenson, Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, Geoff Ogilvy, Padraig Harrington and Luke Donald.
Trevor Immelman moved up a spot to No. 12, bumping Paul Casey to 13th. Behind them, Sergio Garcia, Zach Johnson, Charles Howell III, Nick O'Hern and Stuart Appleby remained in positions 14-18.
Robert Allenby and Davis Love III inched up on spot apiece to 19th and 20th, respectively, knocking David Toms out of the top 20.
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