Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - D.A. Points waited out a weather delay in
the final round Sunday, then closed out his victory at the Houston Open, and
that win helped him soar in this week's world golf rankings.
Points jumped 125 places to No. 70 this week. The victory also earned him a
spot in the field at The Masters.
The field for The Masters was set as those in the top 50 this week earned a
spot if they were not already qualified. Three players qualified through the
rankings -- Henrik Stenson, Fredrik Jacobson and Richard Sterne.
There was little movement at the top of the rankings. Tiger Woods remained No.
1 and was again followed by Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Luke Donald, Brandt
Snedeker, Louis Oosthuizen, Adam Scott, Steve Stricker and Matt Kuchar.
Phil Mickelson inched up one to No. 10 and that bumped Keegan Bradley down one
to 11. Ian Poulter stayed 12th and was followed by Lee Westwood, Bubba Watson
and Charl Schwartzel.
Sergio Garcia and Graeme McDowell exchanged places with Garcia moving up to
16th and McDowell slipping to 17th. Jason Dufner held steady in 18th, while
Dustin Johnson and Webb Simpson flip-flopped positions in 19th and 20th to
close out this week's rankings.
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