Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Derek Ernst beat David Lynn in a playoff
Sunday to win the Well Fargo Championship for his first PGA Tour victory, and
that helped Ernst soar over 1,000 spots into the top 125 in this week's world
Ernst climbed from No. 1,207 to No. 123 this week.
Tiger Woods remained the top-ranked player and was followed again by Rory
McIlroy, Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Luke Donald, Brandt Snedeker, Louis
Oosthuizen, Graeme McDowell and Steve Stricker.
Phil Mickelson coughed up the lead on Sunday at Quail Hollow with a pair of
late bogeys. With the third-place finish, he improved one spot in the world
rankings to 10th, and that pushed Matt Kuchar, who will defend his Players
Championship title this week, down one to 11th.
Lee Westwood was 12th again, while Ian Poulter jumped two places to 13th. That
move bumped Keegan Bradley and Sergio Garcia down a notch apiece to 14 and 15.
Charl Schwartzel held steady in 16th and was followed again by Bubba Watson,
Webb Simpson, Dustin Johnson and Jason Dufner.
Brett Rumford won his second straight European Tour event on Sunday, and that
helped him climbed from No. 122 to No. 76 in the new rankings.
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