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Senden, Canizares rise into the Top 100 with W’s

Senden was a long shot pick to win ValsparJohn Senden’s 64 in round three and final-round 70 helped the 42-year-old win the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship and jump to No. 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Senden was a 125-to-1 long shot at Ladbrokes.com to win the title. The victory was his first in the U.S. in more than seven years.

Alejandro Canizares’ five-shot victory at the European Tour’s Trophee Hassan II in Morocco helped his move up to 52 places to 89th in the rankings.

The Top 5 remained the same headlined by Tiger Woods followed by Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Jason day and Phil Mickelson.

Justin Rose swapped places with Rory McIlroy into No. 6. Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Zach Johnson round out the Top 10.

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  • The LPGA Tour makes its 2014 U.S.-debut this week in Phoenix at the LPGA Founders Cup. Stacy Lewis is the defending champion.
  • Fred Couples, trailing by three shots heading into the final round, rallied to win the Toshiba Classic — his 10th career Champions Tour title. Bernhard Langer, Steve Pate and Colin Montgomerie (62 in the final round) finished a shot back at T-2.
  • Canizares was a 66-1 pick to capture the title in Morocco.