Spieth extends No. 1 World Ranking lead

Jordan Spieth’s cozy 8-shot victory at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions extended his lead atop the Official World Golf Ranking.

Spieth ended 2015 with the top spot — a year the ranking danced between Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy.

Day, McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler round out the Top 5. Fowler logged a fifth-place finish in Maui moving him into the Top 5 knocking Henrik Stenson (recovering from surgery) to sixth.

Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk and Patrick Reed (runner-up in Hawaii) finish out the Top 10.

Other Golf News:

  • Brandon Stone, who claimed his maiden win on the European Tour at the BMW South African Open, moved from 249th to 118th in the world ranking.
  • Tiger Woods continues to backpedal down the rankings. The former World No. 1 recovering from back surgery has slipped to No. 420.
  • The PGA Tour hosts the Sony Open in Hawaii this week. Brandt Snedeker is one
    Sony Open in Hawaii

    Sony Open in Hawaii

    of the betting favorites at 20-to-1 odds, according to Station Casinos in Las Vegas. Sneds finished T-3 last week in Maui and moved up to No. 34 in the world ranking.

  • Jimmy Walker, the two-time defending champion at the Sony, is the top betting selection at 12-1 odds. He rallied for a Top 10 finish last week alongside Reed, DJ and Watson.