Gomez Surges Into Top 60

Fabian Gomez jumped from 112th to 55th in the latest Official World Golf Rankings after the 37-year-old won his second career title on the PGA Tour, this one coming at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

South Africa’s Haydn Porteous moved from 372nd to 215th by emerging victorious at the Joburg Open.

There should be more significant fluctuation beginning this week as the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and Career Builder Challenge both take place, with many top players filling out the fields of both events.

At the top of the charts, an idle Jordan Spieth took the top spot for a 11th straight week and his 17th overall.  He is now 11th in all-time weeks at No. 1, having passed Fred Couples (16) and David Duval (15) this month. Next on his radar is Lee Westwood, who spent 22 seeks at the top spot in 2010 and 2011.

The biggest jump in the top 50 came from the US’ Brandt Snedeker, who rose from 34th to 24th thanks to his second-place finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii. An idle Tiger Wood slipped two more spots to No. 422.

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