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Gomez, Sneds move up in world rankings

Fabian Gomez’s playoff victory at the Sony Open jumped him to No. 55 in the latest Official World Golf Rankings.

Gomez used a final-round 62 to post a number and then outlasted 54-hole leader Brandt Snedeker on the second playoff hole to cap his second PGA Tour title. He won the FedEx St. Jude Classic last season.

The Top 4 in the world remained unchanged: Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson. Spieth and Rory tee it up this week at the European Tour’s Abu eurotourlogoDhabi HSBC Golf Championship in the United Arab Emirates.

Other Golf news:

  • Last year’s Charles Schwab Cup champion Bernhard Langer headlines the field this week in Hawaii at the Champions Tour 2016 debut event — the Mitsubishi Electric Championship.
  • Snedeker’s runner-up finish in Hawaii jumped his 10 places to inside the Top 25 in the world ranking at No. 24.
  • Haydn Porteous moved up to 215th in the world with his win at the Joburg Open.