Snedeker jumps into top five in world rankings

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Updated: February 11, 2013

Brandt Snedeker captured the title at the
Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday to vault him to No. 4 in this week’s
world golf rankings.

Snedeker’s fifth career PGA title allowed him to jump up two spots from the
sixth position last week.

Rory McIlroy remained atop the rankings and was trailed again by Tiger Woods
and Luke Donald, while Justin Rose and Louis Oosthuizen each dropped a spot to
fifth and sixth, respectively.

Adam Scott, Lee Westwood, Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson all stayed put to
round out the top 10.

Ian Poulter and Jason Dufner swapped positions this week, with Poulter moving
up to the 11th spot and Dufner falling to 12th. Steve Stricker remained at No.
13, while Sergio Garcia and Keegan Bradley also changed places to stand at
14th and 15th.

Charl Schwartzel jumped ahead two spots to advance to No. 16, and Dustin
Johnson and Webb Simpson are tied for No. 17. Graeme McDowell and Peter Hanson
round out the top 20.

Richard Sterne won the European Tour’s Joburg Open to jump ahead 39 spots to
No. 55.

The top 64 will take part in next week’s WGC – Accenture Match Play
Championship. Mickelson has announced he is skipping the event, so Shane
Lowry, who is currently 65th, will take his place.