Lawrie, Stanley soar in world rankings
Philadelphia, PA – Paul Lawrie claimed a four-shot win in shot deficit to come from behind and win the Phoenix Open on Sunday. With those victories, both players made big moves in this week's world rankings.
Lawrie returns to the top 50 for the first time since 2003 as he jumped 31 places to No. 47. Stanley, who lost an eight-stroke lead a week earlier, climbed 35 spots to No. 52.
The top six in the rankings were unchanged with Luke Donald followed by Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Steve Stricker and Webb Simpson.
Jason Day shared second place behind Lawrie and moved up three notches to seventh. His move bumped Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel and Dustin Johnson down one place apiece.
Graeme McDowell and Matt Kuchar held steady at Nos. 11 and 12. Nick Watney and K.J. Choi exchanged places with the American up to 13th. Brandt Snedeker stayed put at No. 15.
Sergio Garcia tied for fifth in Qatar and moved up two spaces to 16th. His moved pushed Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods down one to 17 and 18 respectively.
Bubba Watson tied for fifth in Phoenix and leapt five spots to No. 19 and Justin Rose remained 20th again this week. Hunter Mahan tumbled out of the top 20 as he dropped two from 19th to 21st.