A wild finish at The Honda Classic capped off a victory for Padraig Harrington moved the three-time major champion up 215 places in the Official World Golf Ranking to No. 82.
Harrington won for the first time on the PGA Tour since the 2008 PGA Championship.
Runner-up Daniel Berger, who lost in the playoff to Harrington at PGA National, moved up 100 spots to 73rd with his third Top 10 of this his PGA Tour rookie season.
The Top 5 remained unchanged led by Rory McIlroy, who missed the cut at The Honda Classic. Bubba Watson is second followed by Henrik Stenson, Jason Day and Adam Scott. All are playing this week at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral.
Ian Poulter, who was in position to win Monday at PGA National before finding water on several occasions, cracked the Top 30 at No. 28 with his T-3 finish.
Other Golf news:
- Amy Yang’s victory at the Honda LPGA Thailand moved her to 10th in the Rolex Rankings. Yang was runner-up two weeks ago to Lydia Ko in Australia. The Top 4 remained the same with Ko on top. Suzann Pettersen replaced Michelle Wie at No. 5.
- Tiger Woods has slipped to 75th in the latest rankings.
- Andy Sullivan’s victories at the South African Open in January and last week’s Joburg Open helped moved him up to No. 58 in the latest rankings. He competes in his first WGC event this week.
- The PGA Tour hosts the Puerto Rico Open this week at Trump International Golf Club. Chesson Hadley is the defending champion, while the LPGA Tour hosts the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore.
- Paul Casey, who won titles in each of the last two seasons on the European Tour, finished runner-up at Riviera to finish the West Coast Swing and then contended into the final round at Honda on the Florida Swing (T-3 one shot out of the playoff). He earned himself a spot at Doral this week.