Haas soars in the rankings
Bill Haas’ heroics at the Bob Hope Classic have sent him soaring from 200th to 112th in the World Rankings.
Bill Haas, the 27-year-old son of former Ryder Cup player Jay, is up from 200th to 112th in the world after his maiden PGA Tour victory.
Haas birdied the last two holes of the Bob Hope Classic in California to finish one ahead of fellow Americans Matt Kuchar and Bubba Watson and South African Tim Clark.
The US event, which unusually finished on Monday due to one of its earlier rounds being washed out by heavy rain, did not affect the moves made in the rankings by the key figures involved in Sunday’s dramatic final round at the Abu Dhabi Championship.
German winner Martin Kaymer retains his career low sixth place, England’s Ian Poulter, the runner-up by a shot, stays at number 10 and third-placed Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is still in 11th place after being bumped out of the top 10 by Poulter
Latest leading positions:
1 Tiger Woods 13.59pts
2 Phil Mickelson 7.83
3 Steve Stricker 6.83
4 Lee Westwood 6.37
5 Jim Furyk 5.51
6 Martin Kaymer 5.31
7 Padraig Harrington 5.24
8 Henrik Stenson 5.20
9 Paul Casey 5.16
10 Ian Poulter 5.12
11 Rory McIlroy 5.10
12 Geoff Ogilvy 4.96
13 Kenny Perry 4.68
14 Sergio Garcia 4.34
15 Robert Allenby 4.26
16 Sean O’Hair 4.16
17 Stewart Cink 3.99
18 Ross Fisher 3.96
19 Retief Goosen 3.95
20 Ernie Els 3.88
Other leading Europeans:
29 Luke Donald
31 Robert Karlsson
38 Soren Kjeldsen
39 Francesco Molinari
41 Anders Hansen
42 Graeme McDowell
43 Oliver Wilson
44 Soren Hansen
47 Simon Dyson
51 Edoardo Molinari
52 Alvaro Quiros
54 Peter Hanson
57 Miguel Angel Jimenez
58 Alexander Noren
64 Ross McGowan
67 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
70 Justin Rose
72 Chris Wood
84 Martin Laird
88 Anthony Wall
89 Gregory Bourdy
90 Shane Lowry
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