Snedeker up to No. 12 af­ter Farm­ers win

The Pak Banker - - MARKETS/SPORTS -

Brandt Snedeker rose to No. 12 in the world rank­ings fol­low­ing his come-from-be­hind vic­tory at the Farm­ers In­sur­ance Open.

Snedeker sweated out a Mon­day fin­ish with­out hit­ting a sin­gle shot, hav­ing com­pleted his fi­nal round in blus­tery con­di­tions on Sun­day. He ended up one shot clear of K.J. Choi for his eighth ca­reer PGA Tour win and se­cond Farm­ers ti­tle.

As a re­sult, Snedeker jumped 12 spots to No. 12 in the lat­est rank­ings, his high­est stand­ing since De­cem­ber 2013. He be­gan the year ranked No. 49 but con­tin­ued his steady climb up the rank­ings af­ter a T-3 fin­ish at the Hyundai Tour­na­ment of Cham­pi­ons and a play­off loss at the Sony Open.

Choi jumped nearly 200 spots to No. 137 af­ter his run­ner-up fin­ish in San Diego, while Kevin Streel­man moved up 47 spots to No. 101 af­ter fin­ish­ing third.

Jimmy Walker be­gan Mon­day's re-start with a one-shot lead, but fell back into a tie for fourth. That re­sult was still good enough to move Walker up four spots to No. 23, one po­si­tion ahead of J.B. Holmes who fin­ished T-6.

There were two changes among the top 10, as Rory McIl­roy over­took Ja­son Day for the No. 2 spot be­hind Jor­dan Spi­eth. McIl­roy is set to de­fend his ti­tle this week at the Omega Dubai Desert Clas­sic, while Day missed the cut at Tor­rey Pines af­ter bat­tling the flu. Pa­trick Reed also moved up one spot to No. 9, ahead of an idle Jim Furyk de­spite Reed's mid-tour­na­ment with­drawal in San Diego.

Rickie Fowler and Bubba Wat­son round out the top five, fol­lowed by Hen­rik Sten­son, Justin Rose, Dustin John­son, Reed and Furyk. Bran­den Grace re­mained world No. 11 de­spite suc­cess­ful- ly de­fend­ing his ti­tle at the Com­mer­cial Bank Qatar Masters. Still side­lined since Au­gust be­cause of a back in­jury, Tiger Woods dropped 10 more spots to No. 436.

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