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Sneds wins Torrey Pines, jumps to 12th

Brandt Snedeker current official PGA TOUR headshot (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR) *** Local Caption *** Brandt Snedeker

Brandt Snedeker current official PGA TOUR headshot
(Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR) *** Local Caption *** Brandt Snedeker

Brandt Snedeker’s final-round 69 ended up winning it at the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open.

Sneds finished up Sunday, then waiting during Monday’s conclusion as players kept struggling in the high winds off the Pacific Ocean. In the end, Sneds (6-under) was one of just a dozen players to end the week under par.

He edged K.J. Choi by a shot. It marked Choi’s second runner-up at Torrey in three seasons. Sneds, who was a 25-to-1 betting pick heading into the week, moved from 24th to 12th in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

Branden Grace’s victory at the European Tour’s Qatar Masters helped him hold his position at No. 11 in the rankings.

Jordan Spieth, a runner-up finish on the Asian Tour last weekend, remained No. 1 in the world. Rory McIlroy replaced Jason Day in the No. 2 slot. Day missed the cut while trying to defend at Torrey Pines.

Other Golf news:

  • Jim Furyk, 10th in the world, will be out another three months recovering from wrist surgery.
  • Younghan Jong, ranked 204th in the world when he beat Spieth by a shot at the Asian Tour’s Singapore Open, moved up to 113th in the latest ranking.
  • Hyo-Joo Kim (18-under) outlasted Stacy Lewis for a two-shot win at the LPGA LPGAtour logoNEWTour’s season opener in the Bahamas. It was Kim’s third career LPGA Tour title. She has a victory now in 2014 (Evian Championship), 2015 (JTBC Founders) and 2016 on tour.
  • Lewis locked up her 7th runner-up finish since the start of the 2015 season.