Bubba Watson Returns to Top 50 with Win

Bubba Watson is back in the top 50 after winning the Genesis Open by two strokes on Sunday.

His first win since 2016 saw Waston rise to No. 40 from No. 117.  On the European Tour, Joost Luiten won the inaugural NBO Oman Open to rise from 90th to 68th.

There were no changes in the top 10 but strong performing Americans continued ticking up the charts. Young Xander Schauffele rose three spots to a career-best 22nd after a tie for ninth at the Genesis Open. It’s his second top 10 finish of 2018 and his fourth time in the top 25 this year.

The suddenly ageless Phil Mickelson rode his third straight Top 10 finish to a three-spot jump in the rankings, settling in at No. 32.

Despite missing the cut at Riviera, Tiger Woods climbed six spots to No. 544. He’ll try to make a bigger leap this week at the Honda Classic.

 

FedEx Cup Leaderboard

Patton Kizzire remained the early leader in the FedEx Cup standings with 1,247 points through nine events. World #1 Dustin Johnson took over second and has 952 points through just four events. World #2 Jon Rahm is third with 936 points.

Genesis Open co-runner up Tony Finau rose from 16th to 6th and has 814 points through eight events.  The biggest mover in the field was Bubba Watson, who won the Genesis Open and moved from 166th to 18th.

Race to Dubai Standings

India’s Sharma Shubhankar continues to lead the Race to Dubai standings, having accrued 748,074 points in seven events. NBO Oman Open winner Joost Luiten jumped up to ninth with his victory. The top 60

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