Doral win lifts Reed into OWGR's top 20
Sunday, March 9, 2014
As Russell Henley's win did for him a week earlier, Patrick Reed's win in South Florida lifted him more than 20 spots in the OWGR.
Taking the WGC-Cadillac Championship by a shot Sunday at Trump National Doral (Fla.) for his third PGA Tour win, Reed rose to 20th in the latest Official World Golf Ranking – making the biggest move of the week near the top of the list. Reed has been in the top 70 since his win at the Wyndham Championship in August.
In the top 10, only Dustin Johnson improved his position by moving up two spots to eighth after finishing T-4 at Doral. Matching Johnson's move is Bubba Watson, his second-place finish at Doral moving him up two spots to No. 12.
Tiger Woods, who has battled back pain in his last two events, and Adam Scott remain Nos. 1-2.
Chesson Hadley, with a win at the Puerto Rico Open this week for his first Tour victory, rose 29 spots to No. 63. Runner-up Danny Lee rose 143 spots to No. 252, while third-place Ben Martin rose 39 spots to No. 146.