OWGR: Bowditch makes big jump after Texas win
Monday, March 31, 2014
Fresh off his first PGA Tour victory, one that brought with it an invitation to the Masters, Steven Bowditch reached a new high in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Bowditch rose from No. 339 to No. 134 in the latest rankings, the first time he's ever cracked the top 250. He also went from No. 265 to No. 240 in Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.
The co-runners-up in Texas, Will MacKenzie and Daniel Summerhays, both moved into the top 100. MacKenzie is now 84th while Summerhays is 97th.
Of course, not everyone improved their ranking at TPC San Antonio, most notable Masters hopefuls Chesson Hadley and Ryan Palmer. Hadley needed a T-7 finish or better to crack the top 50 and earn his invite to Augusta National, but he shot a final-round 80, tied for 56th and remained at 56th in the world. Palmer was worse on Sunday. Needing a T-3 finish or better, Palmer closed with an 82, also tied for 56th and stayed at 62nd in the world.