Hahn Into Top 100 with Northern Win

James Hahn vaulted up to 86th in the world from 297th a week ago in the latest Official World Golf Rankings which were released on Monday.

Hahn outdueled Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey in a playoff to win the Northern Trust Open.

Meanwhile,  Hero Indian Open winner Anirban Lahiri rose another five spots to No. 34 in the world. Lahiri has moved up 30 spots since the start of the season.

Bubba Watson surpassed Henrik Stenson for No. 2 in the world behind Rory McIlroy, mostly because Stenson was idle this week.

That wasn’t the only move in the Top 10. Sergio Garcia, despite failing down the stretch at the Northern Trust Open, was able to move past Jim Furyk and take over No. 6. Likewise Martin Kaymer moved past Matt Kuchar to reclaim 10th.

Out of the Top 10 players in the world to start the season, only three: McIlroy, Furyk, and No. 9 Jordan Spieth are still in the same spot in the rankings.

Johnson, the Northern Trust runner-up, jumped six spots to 15th from 21st as he seems to have very little rust on his game despite playing in a professional tournament between August and February.

Another idle week sent Tiger Woods tumbling a few more spots to No. 70 in the world. Woods was 66th last week and 32nd to begin the year. He has not announced as of Monday when his next time on the course competitively will be.


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